Staff and students are encouraged to check the City of Cape Town load shedding schedule for areas and times affected, and be prepared for outages.
UCT upper, middle and lower campuses, the health sciences campus and all residences.
Hiddingh Campus and the Graduate School of Business.
Backup Generators at UCT Libraries
The following Libraries are covered by generator backup during load shedding:
- Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
- Hiddingh Hall Library
- Brand Van Zyl Law Library
Save your Work
Be prepared for a load-shedding event and save your work as a precaution when studying on a computer.
Wi-Fi during load-shedding
Wi-Fi will unfortunately not be available in most UCT buildings during power outages. Although UCT IP landlines will not function during load-shedding, the Campus Protection Services (CPS) landline (021 650 2222/3) will still be operational.
UCT has over 100 lifts. Staff and students are cautioned not to use these lifts 10 minutes prior to scheduled load-shedding times. Some of the lifts have emergency dial-out systems that will allow communication with CPS, and you are advised to use this service if necessary. Alternatively, make use of your cellphone to contact CPS on 021 650 2222/3, assuming that reception is sufficient.