University spokesperson Susan van der Merwe said the university would like to extend its gratitude to all staff members, students and the Stellenbosch community who had offered support and assistance to the residents of Huis ten Bosch.
She said individuals who would like to contribute goods or make a financial contribution were welcome to do so.
“Financial donations to replace academic study material and books can be made to the university’s account,” Van der Merwe said.
Van der Merwe said the roof above eight rooms on the third floor of Huis ten Bosch residence was destroyed when a fire broke out around 7pm on Monday. “All 164 residents of Huis ten Bosch were evacuated safely and provided with alternative accommodation.”