Mountain fires currently devastating the University of Cape Town and its surroundings

Cape Town University Table MountainThe University of Cape Town in South-Africa and the properties adjacent to the main campus are currently under the flames of a fire from Table Mountain which has already destroyed a large part of the cultural landscape of the Rhodes Estate, the historic Tea Room next to the Rhodes Memorial, several buildings on the main campus including the Jagger Library with its internationally significant collection of historic archival documents and books and the Fuller Hall residence.


téléchargementTo read more about the incident and learn how you can help read the statement from the Cape Town Heritage Trust which also houses ICOMOS South-Africa Secretariat.



Photo Credit: Ian Barbour, 060/2013 University of Cape Town, Flickr, license.