Dear international student,
We hope that you had a pleasant festive season, and we wish every one of you a prosperous new year. As you would be aware, the State President, H.E Cyril Ramaphosa recently (on 28 December 2020), announced that South Africa had been moved to COVID-19 National Lockdown "adjusted" Level 3 from Level 1. He said this decision was taken to curb the further spread of the coronavirus, after an upsurge in the number of infections, which have been rising at "an alarming and unprecedented manner".
If you are currently out of South Africa, please provide us with your planned arrival date and time in South Africa. You will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate in line with the regulations of the Republic of South Africa and undergo 10 days isolation at your place of residence before being cleared to enter campus. Submit your date of arrival, time of arrival, address where you will isolate, mobile number, email address and student number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only these documents may be sent to this email address. CLEARANCE DOCUMENTS MAY NOT BE SENT TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
All health and safety procedures and protocols for the resumption of campus-based academic activities under the Lockdown Level 3 remain, as per the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (DHET) guidelines.
Herewith is a reminder of these procedures and protocols for the safe return to campuses:
- All staff and students will be subjected to a safety induction process, that will include the completion of the declaration of indemnity forms.
- All staff, students and external stakeholders to complete a compulsory screening.
- All staff, students, and external stakeholders must wear cloth masks at all times (they will collect masks upon first entering campus).
- All line managers in various departments/divisions are required to perform and report on a risk assessment of their respective work environments.
- Additionally, all returning staff and students should provide names of contact persons (next of kin) to staff at Campus Health Service when requested, should they become symptomatic. This is in adherence to Departments of Health and Employment and Labour guidelines.
Please continue to visit our COVID-19 portal on the UJ website for valuable information, including health and wellbeing. Only information issued via the University's official communication platforms is legitimate. This information may be verified by visiting: https://www.uj.ac.za/coronavirus/.
We appeal to all to adhere to the recommended precautionary measures, hygiene and social distancing (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public) at all times.
Please note that you are required to provide the following documents to be registered at the University of Johannesburg;
1. Valid passport,
2. Valid Study Visa in the name of the University of Johannesburg or appropriate permit (Asylum, Refugee, Diplomat or Permanent Residence),
3. Proof of medical aid cover with a medical aid provider registered and administered in the Republic of South Africa, paid up in full for the academic year,
4. Proof of payment of fees applicable to your immigration status,
Please note that that you may send all these documents by email to the email address given to you in the registration letter you received in December 2020 to be cleared and to be granted access to register online. You do not need to come to campus to submit these documents.
Message from the Senior Director