So emails and phone calls didn't work, I went to harass the UCT accommodation in person today.
General response is positive. The dates and rates for 2016 has not been confirmed yet, but looks similar to 2015 (see attached). They can do three meal catering - at least some catering will HAVE to be included as part of the contract, but this suits us well, I think.
There will be no shared (family) accommodation available in July, so we'll have to make other plans there. Graca Michel, if available, might have two bed - rooms, but this is all not confirmed yet.
The residences are not exclusive if we don't fill them completely - they have to run a business after all, but the security is good - the rooms can lock, there is general access control at reception, and we have general CPS - campus protection services patrolling campus. She also said that July vac is not very busy. (December ... she just shook her head)
But, there is no alcohol allowed in the residence, so the flipside of non-exclusive - risking drunkards, won't happen. I am not sure how seriously this is enforced though. I am guessing that if we're low-key about it and work in the rooms and don't cause trouble it may pass...
I made some more notes but like a fool didn't save the file (I should so go back to just writing in a book, old school), so if I missed something please ask and I'll either remember or find out.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Phelokazi Mbebe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: Group accommodation booking: July 2016
Thank you for your booking enquiry.
These attached rates are 2015 rates, we can estimate a +- 10% increase for 2016 and also bear in mind the residence allocation will also be known closer to
Should you have any further enquiries p[lease do not hesitate to contact me.
Phelokazi Mbebe (Mrs)
Vacation Accommodation Officer
Vacation Accommodation Office
Student Housing & Residence Life
3 Avenue Road
Tel: +27-21-650 1052
From: Malusi Stenge
Sent: 11 March 2015 11:21 AM
To: Phelokazi Mbebe
Subject: FW: Group accommodation booking: July 2016
From: Bernelle Verster [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 26 February 2015 11:05 AM
To: Andiswa Miza
Subject: Group accommodation booking: July 2016
We are hosting the international Debian Developers Conference in Cape Town during July 2016.
The conference will take place at the University of Cape Town, New Engineering Building. We have obtained approval from Senate.
We require 14 days student residence accommodation, as well as accommodation for families, proposed dates 1-15 July 2016.
We expect approximately 300 people.
Please advise as to steps required to book accommodation in Fuller Hall, as well as Forest Hill.
083 5454 993
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
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