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Standard colours on University buildings.  Colours to be used for TUT Buildings are as follows:




Internal: Walls of offices and lecture rooms




Broken White

External: Walls – (plastered walls)



Internal: Doors (hollow doors)

Internal steel door frames



Broken White

Light Brown

External: Wooden doors(Meranti)


External steel door frames

Steel window frames

All external steel work

Wood care EPS




Clear Varnish


Light brown

Light brown

Light brown

Steel doors and window frames


Light brown

Ceilings: (Gypsum and rhino boards)

EPL 30


Vertical blinds:



Orient Black

Tamara Rust

Venetian blinds:


25mm Silver




Belgotex Décor-Spice



Policy regarding information boards, direction boards and advertisement boards.

- Objective

The objective of all information boards on campus is to supply the user and/or visitor with specific information in the most user-friendly way. This document will also ensure uniformity with regard to the composition and installation of all information boards on all campuses.

- Responsibility

Information boards are administrated by the Directorate of Logistical Services.

- Request for manufacturing and installing information boards

- Types of information boards

There are two types of information boards, namely –


Four types of permanent noticeboards/information boards are currently used, namely types A; B; C; and D

- Responsibility

- General

- Requirements for information boards

The names of certain selected divisions are engraved in black letters on a white background. A standardised procedure is determined by the Directorate of Buildings and Estates. Also see Official Road/Campus signage.  The letter type is standardised and is determined by the Directorate of Buildings and Estates.  Boards that are too large to be manufactured by the Directorate of Buildings and Estates are farmed out to contractors for the account of the applicant.  All boards must be drawn up in English.

- Name boards of staff at their offices

See Figure 1(a) and Figure 1(b)
Fig. 1(a)

Fig. 1(b)


Gravopy 317 Black (indoor)


Vinyl (White)


Material and type:

Gravoply 317 Black (Indoors)


(White Vinyl)

For example:

Offices, shafts and toilets

Building 21:
Fig. 2(b)

Material and type:

Gravoply (Silver) Metallex 338


(Black Vinyl)

For example:

Only shafts and toilets; offices not included

All lettering has central spacing.  The plate is affixed at the top, above the doorpost.

- Use of logo with signage

- Main entrances to campuses

A three-dimensional logo and naming must be erected at all main entrances to campuses and must comprise the following:

In addition to the above, the words Tshwane University of Technology and the name of the campus in question may be affixed to the gate or a wall next to the gate in metal letters. All words must be in Trebuchet bold caps throughout.

Main buildings
No other logos or symbols may appear on buildings, except in the case of naming rights.  Main buildings may also display the three-dimensional logo on the building itself. All other buildings must be identified by a number and logo.

Noticeboards in buildings
All official noticeboard frames must be painted red or yellow.

Inside specific halls and auditoriums
There must be a full-colour logo in relief on all speaker’s desks and podiums of halls and auditoriums that are rented out to or used by outside concerns on a part-time basis.

The logo at residences
There must be a corporate sign at all main entrances of city residences and guest houses, and the sign must comprise the following:

Official Road/Campus signage (Red Board indicators)
This consists, in general, of steel tubing, ±298,57 mm in diameter, and steel sheeting of given dimentions – see Fig. 3(a) for construction specifications:

    - Signage on official roads/campus signage

        The material to be used for signage on such boards is Gravoply 396 16M white and Black Vinyl (Gravitack
        221 ± Ral 9005). The overall size of the sign is 1200 mm x 100 mm.  The lettering must be in Arial regular. For the specific dimensions for letter placing, see Fig. 3(b)

        - White signs with black lettering:

        To be used to indicate all executive functionaries at Tshwane University of Technology, e.g. in-house
        subfunctionaries, such as –

a) the Financial Aid Bureau, Security, etc.;
b) organisations associated with the institution, such as F’Satie
c) businesses, such as the Internet Café and others;
d) all academic faculties; and
e) all functional buildings, Theunis Bester, Administration building, etc.

Yellow signs with black lettering:
To be used for all department and building indicators, e.g. “Building 9”.

Exception (red board indicators)

Building 21:

Silver with black vinyl lettering

- Red Board

- Permanent Road and Campus signage

Fig. 3(b)

Material and type:

Gravoply Yellow (for outside use) 396 – 16M


Black Vinyl

Letter height:

66 mm

Letter type:

Arial Regular

Arrow specs:

Height: 66 mm x 66 mm

- Vehicles
The logo must appear on both front doors of vehicles, and on both sides as well as the back of all buses. The portrait logo is preferable, but the landscape version is also allowed.

- Naming rights

Where a funder erects a building or fully equips a facility, the option of naming rights will be offered to such a funder. Tshwane University of Technology Advancement Office will facilitate the process and negotiate a written agreement for naming rights. Where naming rights are negotiated in any other way than the one set out herein, a draft agreement must first be submitted to the Tshwane University of Technology Advancement Office, for approval.

- Decision making
After a motivation and written agreement for naming rights have been drawn up by the Tshwane University of Technology Advancement Office, they will be presented to the Executive Management Committee of the institution for approval.  The Executive Management Committee reserves the right to withdraw naming rights if and when the particular circumstances (liquidation, merger or sale of company) warrant such a decision.

- Long-term naming rights
Naming rights may be granted to a company or person for a period longer than ten years, based on a donation of at least half the erection costs of a building or facility of which the amount should not be less than R500 000, received over a period of three years.

- Short-term naming rights
The institution may decide to give recognition to a loyal funder by naming a hall, laboratory or other facility after such a funder for an agreed term (less than ten years), on condition that continued donations be made of a minimum amount of R100 000 per year. The minimum amount may be adjusted, depending on the size, location and visibility of the facility and the frequency of use of the facility.  The naming period is negotiable in terms of full units of twelve months each.  On the expiry of a naming period, the name plaques of the funder shall be affixed to the inside of the facility concerned.

- Escalation
Efforts must be made, during negotiations, to incorporate an escalation clause based on the current rate of inflation in respect of the amounts involved.

- Name plaques
In all cases, the funder concerned shall provide a name plaque to the specification of the institution, as contained in the corporate identity manual.

- Existing naming rights
Naming rights granted before the publication of this document shall not be affected by this document. However, the Tshwane University of Technology Advancement Office will try to persuade such funders to accept the terms and conditions contained herein.

- General
A donation should not necessarily be used in the faculty or department where the named facility concerned is located.

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