UCT student have finally been able to return to their rooms to pick up their belongings that were not damaged by the fire. With minimal extreme damage, UCT students and staff are lucky to find that most of their belongings were unharmed.
Buti Manamela, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education in our country, took a trip to the University of Cape Town which saw a major tragedy as a fire broke out just last week. The fire has damaged and destroyed various buildings with some major losses seen.
A video showing how students saved their residence from sustaining worse damage from the Cape Town fire is now floating around and even has some viewers in tears. Evacuated students started returning on Thursday.
Now that the fire has been contained at the University of Cape Town, the Vice-Chancellor has said that students who were evacuated from their residences will return in 48 hours. The VC also gave updates on how much damage was done and future plans for UCT.
With the Cape Fire still raging, the University of Cape Town will now start assessing just how much damage was done to the University. UCT's Vice-Chancellor has spoken on the current state of the University.