Some guidelines from Campus Protection Services (CPS) on how to stay safe on campus:
Protecting your property
Theft is the most common crime on campus. The best means of prevention is to reduce or remove the opportunity:
The best way to prevent crime is to be aware of your surroundings, and particularly the people in your environment. Criminals rely on the community being indifferent. Be alert for suspicious persons in and around campus buildings and in parking areas. You should ask yourself questions such as:
Don't follow suspicious persons. If you are confronted by a criminal who is armed, or claims to be armed, give up your property immediately.
If you see anything suspicious, or if you have been the victim of a crime, call CPS on +27 (0)21 650 2222/3.
Precautions when walking:
Precautions when driving:
When catching a taxi
The Jammie Shuttle provides staff and students with convenient and safe bus transport between UCT’s campuses and residences.
The service runs during the day from Monday to Friday from 06:45 to 18:00; and it operates at night from Monday to Friday from 18:30 to 01:00 and on Friday from 18:30 to 22:00. On Saturdays and Sundays the service is confined to the residence loop from 07:10 to 02:00.
Pick up points:
The Jammie Shuttle offices are based on the lower campus near Leo Marquard Residence.
Sexual assault and rape
Most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. If you are sexually assaulted, get yourself to a safe place and tell the first person you see and trust what happened to you. Whether or not you decide to report the matter to the police, it’s important for you to have follow-up medical treatment so that you can get prophylactic treatment for HIV/AIDS if necessary.
If you have been sexually assaulted or raped:
More information is available on the Sexual Assault Response team’s web page.
Fires and medical emergencies
In case of fire:
In medical emergencies:
Important contact numbers:
|Campus Protection Services||+27 (0)21 650 2222/3|
|Burnage||+27 (0)21 650 2222/3|
|Robert Leslie (upper campus)||+27 (0)21 650 2121/4080|
|Forest Hill (Residence)||+27 (0)21 650 3856|
|Medical Campus||+27 (0)21 406 6100|
|Hiddingh Campus||+27 (0)21 480 7101|
|Student Health Centre||+27 (0)21 650 1017/1020|
|Sexual Harassment Assistance||+27 (0)21 650 3530|
|Safety, Health & Environment Officer||+27 (0)21 650 2660/2246|
|Traffic Services||+27 (0)21 650 3640/3312/3|
|Access Control||+27 (0)21 650 1199|
|SAPS (Rondebosch)||+27 (0)21 685 7345|
|SAPS (Mowbray)||+27 (0)21 680 9580|
|SAPS (Woodstock)||+27 (0)21 442 3177|