UCT fire: Where and how to donate

For those looking to support people affected by the fire that has destroyed several buildings on the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) Upper Campus and led to the evacuation of its residents, they can make donations to several accounts:



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To donate financial aid:

UCT Donations Account

Account name: UCT Donations Account
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch code: Rondebosch Branch, 025009
Account number: 07 152 2387
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

And http://www.alumni.uct.ac.za/giving/ways-to-give


Gift of the Givers

Account name: Gift of the Givers Foundation

Bank: Standard Bank

Branch code: Pietermaritzburg, 057525.

Account number: 052137228

Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

Ref: UCT Fire

Toll Free Number: 0800 786 911


Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS)

To donate: go to https://www.givengain.com/d/c/2486#amount or SMS VWS and your name to 41006 to donate R25.

Looking for more information before donating? Contact VWS Vicechair and Fundraising coordinator on [email protected]


Food and other products:

Food deliveries for firefighters

Drop off points: Roland Street Fire Station, Sea Point Fire Station, Salt River Fire Station, and Fish Hoek Fire Station.

Products needed: Energy drinks (non-fizzy), wet whips, energy bars, individually packed sandwiches and eye drops.

Anyone wishing to donate foodstuff is advised that items must be sealed, in accordance with Covid-19 protocols.


For UCT students

Drop off points: Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the V&A Waterfront or at Old Mutual Pinelands, West Campus.

Products needed: Food, drinks, and personal items such as toothbrushes (No clothing is required).

Source: moneyweb.co.za