You can now access eduroam WiFi in four local hospitals:

  • Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Mowbray Maternity Hospital
  • Khayelitsha Hospital
  • Tygerberg Hospital

The access is part of a pilot project being run by the Western Cape Government and Liquid Intelligent Technologies.

How do I access it?

  1. While you're at UCT or the location offering eduroam, set up your laptop or mobile device to use eduroam.
  2. When you are near the eduroam hotspot in the relevant hospital, enable your device's wireless setting.
  3. Connect to the eduroam service, which will appear as a wireless service.
  4. Log on using your UCT username (e.g. and password.
  5. The host institution will send an authentication request to verify your credentials. Once authenticated, you are able to access eduroam and the internet.

Where are the hotspots?

At this point, the eduroam hotspots are limited to the main entrances of the hospitals, or close to staff areas.

Use it responsibly

While it's great to have eduroam access off campus, please consider other users in the locations you use the service:

  • Do not share your UCT username and password.
  • Limit the number of devices you use so that the service remains fast for others.
  • Do not violate the South African eduroam policy.

Abusing the service – even off campus – can result in you losing access to eduroam both at UCT and elsewhere. Find out more about responsible usage.