When autumn paints the ivy-lined buildings a deep green colour on the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus into a reddish-orange or brownish-red, students are reminded the academic year is well underway. If one does not seriously start to focus on academic matters, one might struggle over the year ahead.
But this year, the ivy won’t be looked at in the same way. The risk the now dry ivy-lined walls pose to the spread of a fire is part of an investigation to determine the cause of the recent Rhodes Memorial Fire, says UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola.
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