The Building Maintenance Section employs artisans who are responsible for locks, replacement keys and key-cutting services on campus (this service is not available outside normal working hours). Authorised staff should send an ONLINE REQUISITION to the following trade:

  • Locksmiths (7). Please note:

  • Keys cost R15.00 each (departments) and R45.00 each (students).

  • Keys will not be collected; either send your keys via internal mail in a sealed envelope with the requisition number, or send them with a messenger to Building Maintenance.

  • Keys are delivered twice a day - at 11h00 and 15h00.

  • When submitting a requisition for keys to be cut please ensure that the keys are sent to Building Maintenance immediately as a requisition that is older than 10 days will be cancelled.

  • Master keys are only cut when authorised by the HOD or Warden - on receipt of a signed letter or an email to the manager of Building Maintenance.

Loss or theft of master keys should be reported in writing to the Campus Protection Unit, giving full details. A copy of the report should be attached to the REQUISITION sent to Building Maintenance for replacements.

More info

  • Contact: RU extension 8421/2 (secretary), u.lugongolo(at)

  • Manager: Mr Cromwell Dyala, RU extension 7439, c.dyala(at)

  • Map: search "Building Maintenance" at

  • Searching for info? Go to the Search Box (top right side of this page)

  • Maintenance requests: authorised staff may submit an ONLINE REQUISITION

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Last Modified: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:44:49 SAST