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11 November 2021
Message from the Rector and Vice-Chancellor - Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Dear Campus Community,

The University of the Western Cape has to provide a safe learning and working environment for our students and staff. We have consulted extensively with relevant internal and external stakeholders, including legal and medical experts, about the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus as well as vaccination safety, and have produced a interim COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The link to the interim policy is below. It has also been uploaded to UWC Connect, the University’s intranet, under the Announcements section. 


To access UWC Connect, follow these steps:

Use this link in your web browser.
NOTE: You will need your UWC email address (e.g. and a valid Novell password.

Without the link, you can also access UWC Connect as follows:

1. Open Chrome browser on your computer.
2. Navigate to to sign in
3. In the top right-hand corner, click Sign In and fill in your UWC email address and Novell  password.

Yours faithfully,

Prof Tyrone Pretorius
Rector and Vice-Chancellor
University of the Western Cape