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Statement on COVID-19

Dear colleagues

In light of the accelerating Corona/COVID-19 crisis, and the announcements made by the president on 15 March we would like to advise you of the following:

1. Our academic programme will continue as planned, given that we are online already.

2. Winter School 2020 is temporarily suspended.

3. The Masters modules "Public Health Research" and mini-thesis week are scheduled to run during the winter school period. If we have to cancel Winter School these modules will be presented remotely. We will be in touch with more details in due course, if we have to go this route.

4. For the time being our offices remain open. If you cannot reach anybody at the office, and don't know who to contact with a query, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Academic programme related queries should go to our student administrators or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The present situation is extremely fluid and uncharted terrain for all of us. We will keep you informed if and when things change.

Please be safe, practice hygiene and safety measures as advised, and please assist those who are struggling. This is a time when we need to show solidarity as a country.

Uta Lehmann
Director, School of Public Health, UWC

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809 | Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872 | Email: nkomeni@uwc.ac.za