Hi Prof Phakeng
I hope this mail finds you well. Like the rest of the world, we as Google were shocked and saddened by the recent fires that caused extensive damage to the UCT campus and the surrounding areas. I’m writing to you as Country Director for Google South Africa to pledge our support. One of the areas we think we could possibly assist in is, is the digitisation of your archives. Our Google Arts & Culture team is highly experienced in this area and would like to have an exploratory conversation with the University to see if there’s interest.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Dr Alistair Mokoena (PhD)
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In an email to UCT students, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said:
“Thank you for your patience as we seek ways to return to full academic activity at the University of Cape Town under COVID-19 regulations. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of everyone who needs to return to campus buildings.”
UCT is deeply grateful to all the donors who supplied food and other essential items for our students, and to everyone who has so generously offered other forms of support and assistance.
Everyone who would like to support the #UCTFire emergency relief fund is urged to please make financial donations to UCT through the UCT Alumni Ways to Give web page.
Donations can also be made by EFT using the details below:
Account name: UCT Donations Account
Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa
Branch code: Rondebosch Branch, 025009
Account number: 07 152 2387
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ
Please include your donor name if you so wish, as well as the reference for your donation, e.g. Name Surname, #UCTFire.