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UCT HR

Our vision is to proactively anticipate and meet the human resource requirements of our institution in a manner that supports the achievement of its vision and mission.
Any queries, comments or suggestions, please email hr@uct.ac.za.

Together with the specific details in your letter of appointment, which takes precedence, this policy overview provides important aspects of the employment contract for staff on academic conditions of service. It must be read in conjunction with UCT’s Employee relations policy for all staff. Links are provided wherever a more in-depth policy exists on a condition of service.
Applicable to
Standard academic staff include but are not limited to Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Associate Professors and Professors.
Not applicable to
PASS staff in pay classes 1 to 12. See: General conditions of service for PASS staff.
General conditions of service

  1. Values and principles
    1. 1.1. As an employee of the University you are required to be familiar with, and heed the UCT Mission Statement and the UCT Statement of Values.
  2. Induction and requirements prior to taking up appointment
    1. 2.1. In the case of citizens of countries other than South Africa who do not have residency status, the appointment is offered subject to the staff member fulfilling any legal requirements in South Africa.2.2. Qualification and criminal checks must be cleared prior to the appointment being taken up.
      2.3. Academic staff must go through an induction programme prepared by the head of department, as appropriate for the position. An induction checklist is available to facilitate this process.