Skip to content
Graduations

Pretoria and other venues

Hire of academic dress
Purchase of academic dress

The wearing of the 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)
Arcadia
Pretoria
Postal address:
PO Box 11643
Hatfield
0028
 
Tel:  012-343 2945/7
Fax:  012-343 2559
Email address ; frd@intekom.co.za
Business hours:  Mondays to Fridays (08:00-16:45) and Saturdays (08:00-12:45)


Academic dress ordered by mail will be despatched by overnight courier to your local Post Office. It is your responsibility to timeously enquire at the Post Office prior to the ceremony to find out whether or not your order has been received.

NB: Notification of the despatch of academic dress will be sent by Dippenaar & Reinecke.

Hire of academic dress
Arrangements with regards to academic dress orded by mail.

Only bank guaranteed cheques or postal orders (no credit cards) are accepted for hire of academic dress ordered by mail. Mail orders will take 7 days for processing. Outfits will be despatched to your local Post Office 10 days prior to the ceremony. (NB: Take note of the waiting period of 10 working days prior to cheques being cleared).

Arrangements with regard to personal collection 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 for it.

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

With reference to the specific venue where you have been scheduled to attend your graduation ceremony, kindly follow the accompaning arrangements for the collection of your academic dress:

 BLOEMFONTEIN / NELSPRUIT /  EAST LONDON (Only for the autumn graduation series)

The academic dress you have ordered can be collected at the graduation venue/ hall as from three (3) hours before the ceremony commences. Payment must be made in respect of the prescribed rental fee and deposit, but note that only cash can 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 preferred 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 all the above mentioned halls to enable you to return all hired items.

POLOKWANE (Only for the Autumn graduation series)

The academic dress you have ordered can collected at the Unisa Regional Office (weekdays, from 10:00 to 16:00) (Saturday 08:00 to 11:00)on the day before the ceremony concerned. Payment must be made in respect of the prescribed rental fee and deposit, but note that only cash can be accepted if academic dress is collected on the day of the ceremony concerned.

Please ensure that you timeously receive the correct prescribed academic outfit, since academic dress will not be be available for hire at the graduation venue concerned. Likewise, Dippenaar & Reinecke will not be available at the graduation venue prior to your graduation ceremony commencing.

Polokwane:
Street address: 29 A Landdros Mare Street, Polokwane
Tel:(015) 290-3400

All hired academic dress must be returned in the foyer of the relevant hall immediately after the ceremony. It is preferred 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 hall to enable you to return all hired items.

PRETORIA

Note that the academic dress will not be available for hire at the graduation venue prior to the ceremony. You are advised to timeously collect your academic dress from the premises of Dippenaar & Reinecke at 1127 Arcadia Street, Hatfield.

All hired academic dress must be returned in the foyer of the relevant hall immediately after the ceremony. It is preferred 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 hall to enable you to return all hired items.

If you return your academic dress by mail, R5,00 will be deducted for administration costs.

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 you will forfeit the entire deposit and be liable for payment of the replacement value of the outfit.

If you, after the ceremony, return the academic dress to Dippenaar & Reinecke by mail, please place it in the addressed envelope supplied by Dippenaar & Reinecke (if postage was included with your initial order) and hand it in at your nearest Post Office.

Purchase of academic dress

You may order academic dress directly from Dippenaar & Reinecke in Pretoria.  Academic dress ordered by mail will be despatched within 10 days on 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 reference number (eg. your cell phone number) on the deposit slip. Your completed order form and bank deposit slip should then be faxed to Dippenaar & Reinecke. (NB: 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.