Most South African universities have announced that, as a temporary measure, they will migrate to online learning from on or about Monday, 20 April 2020, to minimise any negative impact on the academic year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa, and around the world.
South Point understands that, for students who are currently at home, there might be a challenge to study online without access to some of the required resources. While we empathise with the fact that not all students were able leave with all their required study materials, we also still need to highlight that, per Government regulations, we are still very much in a declared disaster state of national lockdown, which – among other sacrifices – also limits freedom of movement. Accordingly:
We are in constant communication with the educational institutions to find ways to assist, where possible, to enable students to continue with their studies, while remaining safe during the national lockdown – and beyond.
Government has communicated that there will be a gradual and systematic lifting of the national lockdown and so, like you, we await a return to some semblance of normality. We look forward to welcoming students back – and thank you for your cooperation to help make South Africa safer for everyone.
In light of communications from the universities around COVID-19 plans and interventions, we would like to also advise all our tenants on our plans in dealing with the current situation.
Self-quarantining and social distancing is your best bet to avoid the COVID-19 virus. As your home would probably offer a less densely populated environment than a student residence, South Point strongly recommends that those students who are able to go home to please start making travel arrangements.
It is also important to note that we are not terminating leases and we will still offer core services, provided by scaled-down essential-services staff. For those who are unable to go home for whatever reasons, please note that we have put the following measures in place across our residential portfolio:
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