Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town have cancelled their upcoming graduation ceremonies due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town both confirmed that graduands will receive their qualifications in absentia, while certificates and academic records would be made available at a later stage.
The Stellenbosch University’s Vice-Chancellor Wim de Villiers said: “Some decisions are hard but absolutely necessary, so we’ve cancelled our graduation ceremonies and postponed the installation of our chancellor. All conferences scheduled to be handled at SU campuses in the period up to 30 June 2020 have to be cancelled until further notice.”
The academic programme at both institutions is continuing for now.