MUT increases staff allowed back in the university to 66% 

Press release                                                                                                  25 August 2020

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MUT increases staff allowed back in the university to 66% 

In response to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, that the country is now under Level 2 of Lockdown, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has made adjustments to the number of staff allowed to be on campus at the same time. MUT is now going to add another 33% to the number of staff allowed to be on campus at the same time. This is according to the guidelines from the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, which permits higher education institutions to bring back 66% of their staff members to their campuses under Lockdown level 2.

The acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Resources and Planning, Dr Johan van Koller, issued a request to all Heads of Departments, Directors and Managers to ensure that the percentage of staff is increased accordingly as of Wednesday, 26 August 2020. “Notwithstanding this arrangement, the principle still stands, that, those staff members who are able to perform all their required duties effectively from home, could continue to do so, provided that their respective line managers have agreed to that arrangement,” said Dr van Koller.

Dr van Koller added that the University would continue to observe the Covid-19 safety protocols and ensure that the required PPEs are available for all returning staff members.

The University has also allowed first-year students to return from 29 August 2020. First-year students will be given the required orientation to remind them of protocols to follow to protect themselves from COVID-19. They will resume face-to-face learning on 3 September 2020.

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Bheki Hlophe (Mr)
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Mangosuthu University of Technology
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