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How Wise is Investing in Student Accommodation?

How Wise is Investing in Student Accommodation? The demand for tertiary education continues to grow on a regular basis, yet many campuses usually do not have the capacity to accommodate the growing number of students seeking campus residence. Most South African students attend our public universities and colleges, and these institutions are trying their best …

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When & How South African Universities Will Open in 2021

When & How South African Universities Will Open in 2021 Higher Education minister Blade Nzimande has announced that South Africa’s universities and colleges are on track to complete the 2020 and 2021 academic years. In a media briefing on Monday (18 January), Nzimande said that ten institutions had concluded the formal academic teaching year and …

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Student Accommodation – A ‘Golden Opportunity’ for SA Investors

Student Accommodation – A ‘Golden Opportunity’ for SA Investors In recent years, there has been a significant increase in purpose-built student accommodation in South Africa, yet we are still behind the curve in terms of supply versus demand compared to developed countries. This is good news for investors wanting to get into what is deemed …

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Student Housing – Should I Stay at Home or Live in the Social Bubble?

Student Housing – Should I Stay at Home or Live in the Social Bubble? Mitch Chambers wants to live at home when he goes to university this year. Chambers, who hopes to study maths at the University of Birmingham, considered staying in halls, but decided against it. “I chose to stay at home because it’s …

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Student Accommodation: Designing for the New Normal

Student Accommodation: Designing for the New Normal The Covid-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty for the country’s higher education sector. In addition to the cost of shifting to online learning, massive losses in revenue and unpredictable 2021 enrolments will see universities face increasing financial strain. For current and prospective students, lockdown-related job losses will impact …

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New Return Plans for SA University Students

New Return Plans for SA University Students Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has outlined his department’s plans for the return of university students as South Africa’s lockdown regulations are eased. In a media briefing on Saturday (23 May), Nzimande said that the coronavirus has had a significant impact on the …

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