The University of Cape Town aims to see the permanent return of students to their respective residences by late next week. About 4000 students were evacuated due to the devastating fire on Table Mountain earlier this week which spread and affected parts of the campus.
The students are currently being accommodated in nearly 30 hotels in the Mother City. They are also receiving meals three times a day thanks to donations which have been pouring in from the public.
Several thousand students who were evacuated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) due to a raging mountain fire are…
Some students were able to return to their residences on Thursday while those at Fuller and Smuts Hall residences could only collect more of their belongings and will then be moved to another temporary accommodation as their residences were affected by the fire.
The rush for some UCT students to retrieve their personal belongings following a fire which spread to campus from Table…
Cape Town fires | Evacuated UCT students begin returning to their residences:
The fire left a trail of destruction in Cape Town.
The historic Mostert’s Mill in Mowbray was destroyed.
Emergency personnel had to work overtime to contain the fire.
Gallery of the fire and destruction below: