TO : ALL STAFF & STUDENTS
FROM : PROF MM RAMOGALE (ACTING VICE-CHANCELLOR & PRINCIPAL)
DATE : 13 APRIL 2022
SUBJECT : EARLY CLOSURE FOR THE UNIVERSITY
Dear Colleagues and Students,
I trust that all of you are well and safe from the terrible floods we have witnessed on various media channels. As indicated earlier this morning in my communique, the Executive Management Committee has been monitoring the state of disaster around Umlazi and within the Province. To this end, we have concluded that your safety and that of your families should come first despite the challenges we all have with the academic calendar. It is for this reason that I wish to inform you that we have taken a decision to close the University for an early recess today, the 13th of April at 13h00.
We believe that this should give you time off to attend to responsibilities that have arisen because of these unexpected challenges.
I would like to send an Easter message to all of you and remind you that this is a season of selfreflection on our religious beliefs. I wish to request you to dedicate this long weekend to your families whether they are close by or far away. Try to touch base with them and find out what their needs are, their aspirations and how you could all work together in building loving and caring families. The University is dedicating next week to a few engagements which aim to strengthen family bonds. Our campaigns will centre around one message, which is “Families who pray together, stay together”. I invite you to reflect on this message and join university engagements on this message as we resume classes next week.
Wishing you safe travels, till we meet again.
Prof MM Ramogale
Vice-Chancellor & Principal (Acting)