Posted on May 23, 2019

To all UP staff members working on the Hatfield Campus

Due to the presidential inauguration on Saturday 25 May, a number of street closures will be in effect from 15:00 on Friday 24 May around the Hatfield Campus. For this reason, staff members exiting the Hatfield Campus on Friday afternoon after 14:00 on 24 May should make use of the Prospect Street and Lunnon Street gates. Prospect Street will be opened for this purpose. Both University Road and Roper Street gates will be closed from 14:00 on 24 May.

On Saturday 25 May, staff who are not involved in essential services or academic activities that are time-sensitive are requested to avoid the campus. Staff who have to gain entry to the campus on Saturday may only make use of the Lunnon Street entrance. All other entrances will be closed for the entire Saturday. On Sunday 26 May, normal practices will hold. 

Your cooperation on this matter is highly appreciated.

Prof Anton Ströh
Vice-Principal: Institutional Planning


2019 May/June Examination

Please take note of the following measures applicable to the June 2019 examination period:

Access to campus:

  • Students should arrive at the campus in good time prior to the start of the scheduled examination.  It is recommended that students arrive at perimeter gate at least 60 minutes before the examination starts.
  • All students must present a valid student card to access the campus, (Note: Passport documents will not be accepted as an alternative to gain access to campus).
  • The student cards and biometric system is used to access the campus. Staff are therefore instructed not to allow students access to the campus by driving students on to the campus in their vehicles as all occupants in addition to the driver in vehicles containing more than one occupant will be required to use his/her student/staff card and biometric system to access to the campus.
  • No functions or events will be allowed on campus during the examination period.

Click here for more information.


2019 South African Institute of Electrical Engineers President’s Invitation Lecture

All UP staff are invited to the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers President’s Invitation Lecture, titled “Smart Cities within a Developing Economy - The Promises and the Pitfalls”, delivered by Prof Chrisna du Plessis. Prof du Plessis is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, and Chair of the School for the Built Environment at the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology (EBIT).

To read more about the lecture, please click here

RSVP by 27 May 2019 to [email protected]

Date: Friday 31 May 2019

Time: 10:00

Venue: Carl Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics (CEFIM) Auditorium, Hatfield Campus

(University Road entrance, opposite Engineering III)


Power supply interruption: Onderstepoort Campus

Buildings affected: Pathology and Veterinary Public Health Complex, Sir Arnold Theiler Building, Post Mortems and Support Services Complex.

Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019, from 12:00 to 14:00

Duration: 2 hours

Please take note of a planned interruption of the power supply in the abovementioned buildings. 

The interruption is due to the installation of a new electrical equipment, to connect the new standby power generator which supplies the above mentioned buildings with power. The interruption is planned for Saturday, 25 May 2019, from 12:00 to 14:00

No standby power will be available while the installation is underway.

Please switch off sensitive electronic equipment well in advance and disconnect power leads from wall outlets.                                   

We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience.


Services Manager: Corné Slabbert

Tel: 012 420 5756

Cell: 079 8956750

Email: [email protected]

Prof Susan Adendorff

Director: Facilities Management


Parking bays closure

Parking bays affected: North of NS1 Building

Dates: Monday, 27 May until Friday, 31 May 2019

Please take note of the abovementioned parking closure.

The closure is due to repair work that will be done to the parking bays north of the NS1 Building from Monday, 27 May until Friday, 31 May.

We apologise for the inconvenience. 


Services Manager: Johan Britz

Tel: 012 420 3277

Cell: 082 908 3341

Email: [email protected]

Prof Susan Adendorff

Director: Facilities Management 


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