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17 March 2020
Urgent Message from the Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor

(Published - 17 March 2020)

Dear UWC Community

In light of the direction from Minister Blade Nzimande and the fact that Faculty plans are in place to prepare for online learning and teaching from 14 April 2020, the UWC Executive and Deans have decided to start recess on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

Students at residences may leave if they can, but those who are not in a position to leave may stay. Professor Pamela Dube will send a separate communication on our Residence Plan soon.

As academics we will endeavour to prepare for the next term. Professional and support staff as well as line managers are encouraged to apply the flexible work policy, and ensure that operations continue as smoothly as possible.

We call for calm and appeal to the campus community to take the necessary safety measures previously communicated.

I thank you for your patience and resilience as we enter uncertain times.

Yours sincerely 
Professor Vivienne Lawack 
Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor