Academic libraries in South Africa have provided high-quality information to offset the negative effects of COVID-19 related fake news. This is one of the key findings of a recent study at Stellenbosch University (SU). Read more
The mutual borrowing of physical material, the vehicle travelling between the institutions providing a document delivery service and the access to libraries by clients from other CHELiN institutions have been suspended during lockdown, until further notice.
CPUT: Contact the CPUT libraries via e-mail at email@example.com Alternatively click on “Ask Us” from the library home page to receive online assistance and support.
SU: From 6 July, four of the six SU libraries are open for limited services and pre-booked visits. Read more. From 27 July, the SU Library is available for pre-booked study and research visits for up to 50 clients at a time. Read more
UCT: Get virtual library support for teaching & learning, and research from the Libraries website. Find COVID-19 related resources for academic research purposes. Learn more about UCT Libraries services during COVID-19.
UWC: Read here about the remote library services available. From 27 July, the Library is opening the doors of learning as part of the UWC Campus Integrated Phased in Plan. See FAQs answered here. The normal hours of operations of service are from 8:20 – 16:30 from Monday to Friday.
The Stellenbosch University libraries are open since 6 July for limited services. Visits by appointment only. Read more
With a staggered approach being implemented in terms of welcoming students back to universities, the 2021 year will probably be delayed. Read more
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says that his department will use HealthCheck, a purpose-built coronavirus daily screening and monitoring tool, to allow students to return to campus safely. Read more
The Department of Higher Education and Training has published a new directive outlining the students that will be allowed to return under South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown levels. Read more
Gauteng premier David Makhura has unveiled the name of the new South African university planned for Ekurhuleni in east Johannesburg: Oliver Tambo University of Science and Technology. Read more
Openserve says that South Africa’s international internet connectivity has been fully restored having received confirmation, from aboard cable ship Leon Thevenin, that the portion of the SAT3/WASC repair offshore Congo has now been completed. Read more