Human Resources Development coordinates and facilitates staff development initiatives at UCT. This includes the provision of an on-campus annual learning and development programme: The Staff learning programme.

The UCT Staff learning programme has been designed to build the capabilities, skills and knowledge of all UCT staff. The programme is informed by feedback from and participation in previous years, as well as common and generic needs identified in the Workplace Skills Plan; which are in turn informed by Personal Development Plans.

The unit ensures compliance with skills development legislation through a number of activities including the submittal of an Annual Training Report and Workplace Skills Plan reports to the ETDP SETA and the housing of the Skills Development Facilitator.

Human Resources Development is one of many 'centres of learning' at UCT. Other centres, such as CHED, ICTS, the Research Office, Health and Safety provide other learning and development opportunities.


Manager: Staff Learning Centre and Skills Development Facilitator
Karin Smit
Tel. No.: 021 650 2935

Course Administrator
Sibongile Dano-Bopape
Tel. No.: 021 650 2768

Writing Development Co-ordinator
Glynnis Newdigate
Tel. No.: 021 650 3588

Learning & Development Co-ordinator
Nura Brandreth
Tel. No.: 021 650 1576

Human Resources Development
Staff Learning Centre
Cambria House, Middle Campus
University of Cape Town
Tel. No.: 021 650 3812
Fax No.: 021 650 4394

Postal address:
Human Resources Development
Staff Learning Centre
University of Cape Town
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Page last updated: 17 January 2020