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Safety tips during exams

Students are reminded to remain vigilant during examinations. Follow these tips: Make sure your room windows and doors are properly closed and locked when leaving hostels or student residences, even if it is just for five minutes. Make sure the windows are also closed during the night. Avoid parking vehicles in isolated areas. Park vehicles […]

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Keep your personal property safe

Students and personnel are reminded to not leave valuable items unsupervised, especially in public areas. Keep a record of serial numbers and descriptions of your valuable items. The USBD experienced reports of thefts the past week where negligent behaviour led to the thefts in most of the cases. Students and personnel are reminded to lock […]

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Break-ins on campus worrysome

The USBD is currently experiencing many reports of break-ins inside hostels on the Stellenbosch campus. There are cases where objects, such as paper, were found placed over magnets at access doors thus creating free entry for any person.  Once access was gained, door locks were broken. Doors were closed but not locked and/or doors were […]

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Thefts on campus

The USBD has experienced many reports of thefts on the Stellenbosch campus during the past week. Thefts from inside offices, lecture halls and hostel rooms were reported. Information was received from another Western Cape University regarding an increase in theft of laptops on its campus. In most cases laptops were left unsupervised in public areas and […]

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USBD warning: theft inside SU buildings

The USBD is currently experiencing many reports of thefts inside academic and administration buildings on the Stellenbosch campus. In most cases theft occurred inside offices, lecture halls and /or computer rooms. Computer processing units were targeted where doors were closed but not locked.  Please make a note of the following tips: Whenever you leave your […]

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Vigilance against motorcycle theft

Students and personnel are reminded to be vigilant against motorcycle theft. Theft of motorcycles on Stellenbosch campus was reported at the USBD the past week. Any make and colour is targeted.  Avoid parking your motorcycle in isolated areas. Park you motorcycle in a well-lit area during night time. A brake disc lock is the best […]

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Theft on campus

The USBD is currently experiencing reports of theft related incidents inside academic buildings as well as hostels.  Make a note of the following tips Whenever you leave your office or room, lock the door, even if it is just for five minutes. Close all the windows. Even windows with burglar bars, especially on the ground […]

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USBD warning: Robbery-related incidents

The USBD has warned of robbery-related incidents whereby students are being targeted. Remember robberies can occur at any time of the day/night. STUDENTS MUST REFRAIN FROM WALKING ALONE, ESPECIALLY AFTER DARK. One is always safer when walking in a group, especially at night. Make use of the Green Route. Security officers can escort students. This service […]

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Always remain vigilant

Students are reminded to remain vigilant upon returning to campus after the recess. Always be observant of your surroundings.  Make a note of the following tips! One is always safer when walking in a group, especially at night.Female students must refrain from walking alone, especially after dark. Do not leave bags unsupervised in open public […]

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Recess safety

Facilities Management is experiencing an increase in trespassing incidents at academic and support service facilities during the reses period. Personnel are therefore urged to be vigilant of unknown and/or suspicious people entering US buildings during recess. The following guidelines are recommended. Keep your personal property safe Offices must at all times be locked when vacant. […]

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Prevention tip for the upcoming holiday

During the holidays the USBD experiences many break-ins in hostels and store rooms. Students are advised not to leave behind valuable items such as laptops, radios and cameras. Don’t leave valuables in the store rooms. Please take your valuable items home with you. Students are reminded to report any suspicious activities/persons to the USBD immediately […]

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Increase in theft from motor vehicles

USBD is currently experiencing increased reports of theft from vehicles. The Sonop/Majuba and Eendrag/Irene parking areas were targeted during the past week. The general modus operandi of breaking into these vehicles are the breaking of the left door catch.  In some cases battery cables are cut to deactivate the alarm system.  Students are reminded not […]

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USBD warning: Robbery-related incidents

An increase in robbery-related incidents whereby female students are being targeted are currently experienced. Remember robberies can occur any time of the day or night. Female students are cautioned to avoid walking alone, especially after dark. One is always safer when walking in a group, especially at night. Make use of the Green Route. Security officers […]

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USBD warns of vehicle theft on campus

US students and personnel are reminded to be vigilant against vehicle theft on campus. Tendencies indicate that older fabricate vehicles like VW, Toyota, Fiat and Isuzu are being targeted. In the most cases suspects target vehicles white in colour. Information was received of suspicious people in two vehicles – a white Toyota Corolla with four occupants […]

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Curb bicycle theft: USBD gives tips

Theft of bicycles on campus is worrying and is due to the campus being an open area and students being soft targets. Research has shown that making use of a U-lock is the best form of preventing bicycle theft. Students are therefore advised to make use of these locks. Chain and cable locks used in […]

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