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, so students and staff are encouraged to be alert for suspicious persons in and around campus buildings and in parking areas. You should ask yourself questions such as:
Pursuing suspicious persons is strongly discouraged. No material possession is worth endangering your life for – if 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 021 650 2222/3.
When catching a taxi
The Jammie Shuttle provides convenient and safe bus transport to all staff and students 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. For more information, contact them on 021 689 3496 or 021 685 7135 or view the Jammie Shuttle web pages: Staff | Students.
Sexual assault and rape
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of rapes occur between people who know each other. 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 - 021 650 2222/3
Burnage - 021 650 2222/3
Robert Leslie (upper campus) 021 650 2121/4080
Forest Hill (Residence) - 021 650 3856
Medical Campus - 021 650 6690/6100
Hiddingh Campus - 021 480 7101
Student Health Centre - 021 650 3000
Sexual Harassment Prevention (Discrimination & Harassment Office - DISCHO) - 021 650 3530
Safety, Health & Environment Officer - 021 650 2660/2246
Traffic Services - 021 650 3640/3312/3
Access Control - 021 650 1199
SAPS (Rondebosch) - 021 685 4747
SAPS (Mowbray) - 021 680 9580
SAPS (Woodstock) - 021 442 3122