Dear students and colleagues,
While the firefighters were doing the dangerous work against the Cape Town Fire, members of the University of Cape Town (UCT) community were also doing their part: assisting with the evacuation, giving their time and energy to volunteer and fundraising efforts, and finding other ways to help and encourage one another.
Many of you have stories to tell about that can encourage and inspire us – not only immediately during and after the fire but in the days thereafter. These stories might be about something you did, or about something others did that impressed you. Maybe you would like to say Thank You to someone for what they did for you or others. No matter how big or how small, we would like to hear your part of the experience.
Please email your stories, photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and contact details. The Communication & Marketing Department will compile them into a collection that will be accessible to the public. Telling your story can also be an important part of the recovery process for the UCT community.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Communication and Marketing Department
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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.