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As far as possible the Division for Internationalisation or International Office wants to maintain business as usual during this difficult and unusual time. It is important that our staff, students and international partners have access to the services and resources offered by the International Office during the lockdown period and beyond. 

The International Office is responsible for driving the Internationalisation strategy of the University of Johannesburg, please visit our main website https://www.uj.ac.za/about/Internationalisation for a comprehensive outline of how we achieve these goals.

The Head of the International Office is Prof. Ylva Rodny-Gumede, yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za, please feel free to contact her for any queries or questions related to the internationalisation project of the university.

Importantly during this time we continue to give support with regard to: 

International admissions and registration of students with a particular focus on our online programmes. Contact person Mr Tshidiso Konese, tshidisok@uj.ac.za 

Student welfare to assist international students in South Africa and in residences on or off campus. Contact person Ms Shantelle Sass, ssass@uj.ac.za    

Partnerships and research collaborations - Contact person Prof. Judy Peter, judyp@uj.ac.za 

Student and staff mobility including virtual mobility and online facilitation. Contact person Mr Lebethe Malefo, lmalefo@uj.ac.za

Visa Queries - The Department of Home Affairs is not accepting applications for visas, new or renewal during this period. The government is also not adjudicating any visas previously submitted.  Only once the lockdown is lifted will these services resume. Persons with visas that are expiring will be granted temporary extension until they are able to submit. For further information please see https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202007/43572gon843.pdf. For any additional queries regarding visas or immigration please contact  Mr Lebethe Malefo, lmalefo@uj.ac.za

Queries and re-scheduling of international visits and delegations including scheduling of online  meetings and engagements. Contact person, Mr Ismail Badrudin, ismailb@uj.ac.za 

Even though working remotely is becoming a way of life and more and more work is being conducted off campus, the COVID-19 outbreak is an unusual situation so please remember we are here to assist and happy to also help you connect with staff and support functions within the university such as Psycad - https://www.uj.ac.za/corporateservices/ads/psycad and Wecare.

As per the main UJ COVID-19 site, there are several tools and esources available for working remotely, click on following link to 
view - https://www.uj.ac.za/coronavirus/Pages/Working-remotely.aspx

For additional support with regards to research and international collaborations internally and externally see:

https://www.uj.ac.za/research/

https://universityofjohannesburg.us/4ir/

https://www.uj.ac.za/library

https://universitas21.com