UCT’s Media and Social Media unit communicates to internal and external audiences about university programmes, research and the activities of faculties and staff. Working closely with UCT’s executive management, the Media and Social Media unit release news and information through both traditional and social media.

Proactive media relations campaigns profile UCT in the local, regional, national, international, professional and specialist media.

Media Office functions include:

  • publicising events, successes and innovations
  • writing, targeting and issuing news releases
  • updating students on important notices, research developments and campus events
  • briefing journalists
  • responding to enquiries from journalists, media researchers and social media
  • promoting UCT staff as expert commentators on TV, radio and social media.

For media queries contact:

Elijah Moholola, Senior Manager: Social & Media Liaison, +27 (0)21 650 5674
Nombuso Shabalala, Head: Media Liaison, +27 (0)21 650 4190

Media releases

The Media and Social Media unit regularly issues media releases on the work of the university and events that affect the university.

See the latest media releases.

Sourcing photographs

The newsroom has an extensive archive of photographs which can be provided to the media and other university faculties and departments.

Elske Joubert, Newsroom Coordinator, +27 (0)21 650 7378
Lerato Maduna, Senior Photographer, +27 (0)21 650 1211

Filming and Photographing on Campus

The Commercial Development Unit, in the Department of Finance, requires that people who are interested in taking photographs or filming on campus for commercial purposes seek permission from them first.

Contact: productionshoots@uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 1585