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Cape Town and Durban

Hire of academic dress
Purchase of academic dress

The wearing of correct, prescribed academic dress (including colour of the neckband/hood) at ceremonies is obligatory. Please note that Messrs Dippenaar and Reinecke (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as the only official supplier of academic dress for the University of South Africa.

Street address:
752 Park Street (Cnr Park & Beckett Street)
Postal address:
PO Box 11643
Tel:  012-3432945
Fax:  012-3432559
Email address;
Business hours:  Mondays to Fridays (08:00- 16:45) and Saturdays (08:00-12:45)

Hire of academic dress

The set of arrangements explained below is a special service for the convenience of our graduands and diploma candidates - we trust that you will avail yourself of it!

Graduands/diploma candidates who intend to receive their qualifications in praesentia, merely have to complete the relevant order form for academic dress and post it to Dippenaar & Reinecke in Pretoria. Please do so timeously after receipt of the order form.

Cape Town

The academic dress you have ordered can be collected at the graduation venue/hall four (4)hours before the ceremony commences.


The academic dress you have ordered can be collected at the Unisa Regional Office on the day of/or the day before the ceremony concerned (weekdays, from 08:00- 16:00 or (Saturday 08:00 to 13:00). Payment must be made in respect of the prescribed rental fee and deposit, but note that only cash will be accepted if academic dress is collected on the day of the ceremony concerned.

All hired academic dress must be returned in the foyer of the relevant hall immediately after the ceremony. It is preffered that the items should not be returned by mail. For your convenience, Dippenaar & Reinecke will be available for one hour (immediately after the ceremony) in the foyer of the above mentioned halls to enable you to return all hired items.

Should academic dress be returned by mail, R5,00 will be deducted to cover administration costs. If you are unable to collect your academic dress, it will be couriered to your local Post Office. Mail orders will take 7 days for processing. Only bank guaranteed cheques, cash payments or postal orders (no credit cards) will be accepted for the hire of academic dress ordered by mail. The onus is on you to enquire timeously at the Post Office regarding your order.

If academic dress is not returned within 5 days of the ceremony, a penalty fee of R10,00 per day will be charged. If not returned within 15 days of the ceremony, the entire deposit will be forfeited and you will be liable for payment of the replacement value of the outfit hired.

Street address: 230 Stanger Street (cnr Old Fort Road), Durban
Tel: (031) 335-1700

Purchase of academic dress

Academic dress previously ordered from Dippenaar & Reinecke may also be collected at the Unisa Regional Office(Durban) the day of/ or the day before the ceremony concerned and in Cape Towm at the graduation venue/ hall from four(4) hours before the ceremony in commercees.

Alternatively, academic dress ordered by mail will be despatched to your local Post Office within 10 days after receipt of your order and payment.

Payment for purchase of academic dress can be made as follows:

  • The amount payable can be deposited in Dippenaar & Reinecke's First National Bank account, number 62019998791, branch number 252-145.  You must indicate and provide your own personal 10 digit (eg. your cell phone number) reference number on the deposit slip. Your completed order form and bank deposit slip should then be faxed to them. (Please note there is a waiting period of 10 days prior to cheques being cleared.)
  • Cash or postal orders.
  • Bank guaranteed cheques.
  • Credit card. Please supply your card number, expiry date, last three digits on the back of the card and state whether it is a budget or straight account.