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UCT to open up for World Cup

2010-03-01 16:05

Cape Town - The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it will become Africa's largest "accommodation hub" when it opens its doors to 2010 World Cup soccer fans.

It said on Monday that from June 9 its residences would become a home-from-home for thousands of visitors to the Mother City.

Head of UCT's 2010 task team John Simpson said UCT and its huge residence infrastructure were ideally placed for fans.

Guests would have access to the university's extensive shuttle system, which would transport visitors to and from the airport and World Cup fixtures, as well as to entertainment and shopping.

UCT's already comprehensive campus security system would be beefed up over the tournament.

Single rooms started at R550 per room per night excluding VAT.

A portion of the profits would be channelled into the university's endowment to support "socially responsive" projects.