UCT Fire Disaster

Please support the Fire Relief Fund using the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page. Mop-up operations are underway at UCT after a wildfire destroyed several historical buildings on campus on Sunday, April 18. Students have been relocated to temporary accommodation and university activities have been suspended until the end of the week.

Devastation inside Jagger Library

Damage to the inside of the open section of the Special Collections became apparent on Monday. Pic credit: Lerato Maduna (UCT)

Devastation inside Jagger Library

Fuller Hall Damage

Sunday’s fire caused extensive damage to the outside of buildings on Upper and Middle Campus including Fuller Hall pictured here. Pic credit: Lerato Maduna (UCT)

Fuller Hall Damage

Damage to UCT Plant Conservation Unit

Airborne embers from burning pines ignited Level 5 of the HW Pearson buildings and gutted 8 offices, the common room and the computer lab. All their contents were destroyed. Pic credit: Lerato Maduna (UCT)

Damage to UCT Plant Conservation Unit

Motsepe Foundation Gift

UCT’s new chancellor, Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, has announced a R5 million donation by the Motsepe Foundation to help the university manage its multi-faceted response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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