/ 22 April 2021

Rhodes Memorial Fire: a week of devastation, loss and heartache

April 18 2021 A Massive Fire On Table Mountain That Started Near Rhodes Memorial On Sunday Morning Raged Out Of Control & Spread Onto The Uct Upper Campus, Destroying The Jagger Library Building. Photo By David Harrison
Up in smoke: Thousands of unique items in the University of Cape Town’s world-renowned Jagger Library collections were destroyed by the fire that ravaged several buildings on the campus this week. Some of printed items were digitised, but the extent of the loss is not yet quantified.
Students, alumni and staff share their memories and thoughts after blaze leaves a path of devastation at the UCT and its Jagger Reading Room

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