Information Technology Division

Upon receiving notification of a power failure, the IT Division’s responsibilities are as follows

  1. Activate the Emergency Management and Response Network ) by notifying CPU.
  2. Assess the impact of the failure on the University’s information telecommunications and Internet facilities.
  3. Ensure that the external presence (email, website) of the University on the Internet remains functional indefinitely, unless the generators fail.
  4. Ensure that buildings that have their own standby power can continue to use the network for 2-3 hours.
  5. Ensure that the campus networkremains functional; this provides for 2-3 hours power backup for the new PBX system in particular areas.
  6. In the event of an extended power failure and back-up power supply failure, points 4 and 5 no longer apply, in which case all telecommunication services on campus will fail. The crisis website will remain live.
  7. In the event of an extended power failure and failure of backup generators, point 3 above will no longer apply. The University’s emergency web page ( will remain live.
  8. Maintain contact with the Emergency Control Centre.

Last Modified: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:52:27 SAST