UCT GSB COVID-19 FAQ

Like other institutions, the UCT GSB is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and related travel restrictions, and adjusting plans for programmes as events warrant. We are operating under the advice of UCT and UCT Health Services, which are continuously monitoring information from local health officials, the South African National Department of Health and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases.

WHO WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO CAMPUS?
  • Select groups of students and staff will be allowed to return to campus based on priority of time-sensitive deliverables, access to facilities on campus, and support staff needed to assist the staff and students. 
  • The UCT GSB has also started preparations for a phased return to campus for all students and staff. Please consult your line manager or programme director for more information. 

Please note: the above is subject to change depending on provincial or national circumstances. 

WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE ON CAMPUS?
  • The UCT GSB is following the government’s COVID-19 occupational health and safety regulations, which stipulate that hand sanitisers, hand-washing facilities and supplies, and cloth masks are to be provided to students and staff.  
  • Staff and students are required to wear their cloth masks on campus at all times and while commuting to and from campus. A fresh mask should be worn every day. 
  • Staff and students should wash their hands regularly. The UCT GSB will ensure that all have access to sanitiser at the entrance to the area of work. 
  • Workplaces will be arranged to allow a minimum of 1.5 metres between staff/students. Workstations will be adapted to increase physical distancing.  
  • Venues are to be kept well ventilated.  Preferably, air-conditioning units should remain off and where possible windows opened.  
  • Appropriate scheduling of the cleaning and sanitising of surfaces in workspaces is taking place, but individuals should ensure they regularly clean their personal workspaces throughout the day i.e. work surfaces such as desks, workstations, computer keyboards, monitors, phones and shared equipment. 
  • Students and staff may not gather in communal areas, such as toilets and smoking areas. 
  • The use of lifts is limited to one person at a time.  
IS THE BREAKWATER LODGE OPEN FOR GUEST ACCOMMODATION?

The Breakwater Lodge, along with other Marriott Bonvoy hotels around the world, has reopened its doors to visitors. We are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. We will actively monitor and evolve our solutions to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our guests and associates. Please visit Marriott International Commitment to Clean for further information. 

HOW WILL THE VARIOUS PROGRAMMES BE DELIVERED?

The UCT GSB programmes are currently being delivered in accordance with UCT's Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) protocol. This framework includes a blend of synchronous (real-time online face-to-face virtual classroom) and asynchronous (self-paced / in your own time) course content delivery methods.
 
A limited number of programmes will allow a phased return to campus. Please consult the relevant course directors for more information. 
 

WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE FOR ADMISSION TO THE UCT GSB IN 2021?

Please visit the relevant programme page for the latest information. 

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS PROGRAMME DATES FOR 2020 AND 2021?
Please visit the relevant programme page for the latest information. 
 
 
For more information please contact: admissions@gsb.uct.ac.za
 
WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ON EXECUTIVE EDUCATION COURSE DATES?

Please visit the Executive Education course menu for the latest information. 
 
For enquiries  please complete the form: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/executive-education-enquire 
  

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ON CUSTOMISED PROGRAMME OFFERINGS?

Please visit the customised programmes information page for the latest information. 

For more information please contact: BDU@gsb.uct.ac.za
 

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY FURTHER QUERIES?

UCT Graduate School of Business Call Centre: 0860 828 472, +27 (0)21 406 1111 

Email enquiries: info@gsb.uct.ac.za