Monday night a fire broke out in the women's residence Huis ten Bosch of Stellenbosch University, a spokesman for the university.
"As we know, all students were evacuated," said Martin Viljoen.
The residence hall usually accommodates 164 students.
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Viljoen said the fire was understood to have started around 7.30pm.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
The university plans to find alternative accommodation for the students, and will offer counseling.
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