Zero-rated mobile data access to specific UCT online resources
View what UCT websites have been zero-rated as well as how data is allocated.
Last updated: August 2022
Cell C, Telkom, Vodacom and MTN have all agreed to UCT’s request to zero-rate access to certain UCT websites.
This kind of support is essential to continue teaching and learning online, especially while the practice of physical distancing continues in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
View the table below to see which URLs each mobile network has zero-rated.
|UCT Open acccess journals||https://www.journals.uct.ac.za http://www.journals.uct.ac.za|
Lecture videos (OpenCast)
When accessing this URL an Open Network Login page button may appear in the top right corner of your web browser. Close this message by clicking the X next to the button.
|Web authentication (ADFS)||Any URL that contains adfs.uct.ac.za
NOTE: Please note that the actual authentication, via adfs.uct.ac.za, is zero-rated. Should you be authenticating to a site other than the ones listed above as zero rated, those links will incur data charges (e.g. LinkedIn Learning)
|NOTE: The following URLs are only available to Cell C and MTN subscribers at no cost. When accessing any of these URLs an Open Network Login page button may appear in the top right corner of your web browser. Close this message by clicking the X next to the button.|
|Staff access portal to student administration system||https://staffonline.uct.ac.za
|Student access portal to student administration system||https://studentsonline.uct.ac.za
|Online student application system||https://applyonline.uct.ac.za
|Disadvantage factor calculator||https://disadvancalc.uct.ac.za
View our recommendations on how to reduce your data usage as well as set and connect to your personal WiFi hotspot.