UCT Students May Finally Return to Their Residences
University of Cape Town students are now able to return to their residences as UCT deems it is safe for them to make their way back. There is also more information on the other UCT buildings that have been severely affected by the Cape Town fire.
University of Cape Town (UCT) student are now able to return to their residences as of 22 April.
The residences have officially been deemed safe by UCT authorities, urging student to return to their rooms. They have been collected from the various hotels that have been housing them and returned to the campus.
The students that belong to Fuller house and Smut house, which are the two residencies that have been most effected by the are being accommodated for otherwise, as their residencies are still not safe for them to return to.
UCT is currently attending to the clean up and rebuilding process on the campus.
All academic activities are said to resume on Monday, the 26th of April.
The UCT Student Representative Council (SRC) are still asking the public to please donate any stationary, learning materials or clothes they have to offer.
Though we have been hearing a lot about the library that the residences that have suffered in the fire the UCT Botany: Plant Conservation Unit also burnt, losing a lot of the research they have been in areas of climate change and long-term vegetation.
Prof Tim Hoffman, Director of the Plant Conservation Unit, explains:
We try and understand how has South Africa changed over the last several thousand years so that we can say something about where we are going in terms of the future.
Many priceless and unique photographs were also destroyed.
Luckily, however, one the other most important sections of the building is still intact, saving some of the most rare unique plant specimens.
Thank goodness the bolus collection of over 350,000 unique specimens, 30% of which are the original species collected, did not burn.
The repairs to the building is said to possibly take month to complete.
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