Staff

Cape Town residence central office

Mr Loki Manise
HOD Residences
Tel: +27 21 4603870
Email: manisel@cput.ac.za
Ms Ntombininzi Mahleza
Administration Assistant
Tel: +27 21 4603870
Email: mahlezan@cput.ac.za
Mrs Pamela Brierley
Placement Officer
Tel: +27 21 460 4274
Email: brieleyp@cput.ac.za
Mr Faizal Darries
Data Capturer
Tel: +27 214603329
Email: darriesf@cput.ac.za

Bellville residence central office

Mr Zandile Jacobs
HOD Residences
Tel: +27 21 959 6658
Email: jacobsz@cput.ac.za
Mrs Evelyn Cloete
Office administrator
Tel: +27 21 959 6334
Email: cloetee@cput.ac.za
Ms Nobuntu Vuba
Placement officer
Tel: +27 21 595 6126
Email: vuban@cput.ac.za
Mr Jacob Ranyao
Admin assistant
Tel: +27 21 959 6701
Email:ranyaoj@cput.ac.za

Residence FAQ

How do I apply for a residence?

If you are an incoming first-year undergraduate, consult your CPUT application form or visit the Application and Registration web page.

You will only be accepted into the residence on condition you meet the requirements and there is available space. For returning undergraduate or graduate student, contact your residence coordinator.

Who is responsible for CPUT residences?

The Residences Department reports to the Dean of Students. She provides operational and strategic direction for the planning and management of university residential communities. The Residences Head of Department has been delegated the authority to run campus residences. Individual residences are managed by residence co-ordinators.

Residence life

Cleaning services

Our staff are dedicated to maintaining and cleaning the premises and individual accommodation, ensuring that they are clean and everything is in working order.

Laundry services

All residences are equipped with laundry facilities which are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at most residences.

Shuttle services

Wellington residences are situated within walking distance from the campus. Most residences on Cape Town Campus and a few on Bellville Campus are outside out of a reasonable walking distance so a shuttle service is provided at a reasonable cost.

Catering

Wellington Campus has catering residences.  Bellville Campus has a variety of dining facilities available. Cape Town Campus only has two catering residences, namely Barkley House and Viljoenhof Residence.

The rest of the residences are self-catering residences and are equipped with kitchens for the students to cook their meals. The list of equipment includes a stove, refrigerator/ freezer and washing sink. Students are expected to bring their own pots, pans, plates and cutlery.

Security

Most residences are fitted with access control equipment and security guards. Students are encouraged to make security their responsibility e.g. students are responsible for their visitors' behaviour and students who are sharing a room are encouraged to make specific agreements between themselves that are within residence rules and regulations.

Residence Fees 2014

Bellville Campus Residences

Residence
Annual Fee  (Sharing)
Annual Fee  (Single Room)
Anglo Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
De Beers Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
De Goede Hoop R 26 990 R 29 689
Freedom Square 1 Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
Freedom Square 2 Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
Heroes House Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
M.G.R. 1 Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
M.G.R. 2 Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
New 200 bed Residence
R 20 910
R 23 001
Post-Grad Residence
N/A
R 23 001
Protea Hof Tower 4 Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
Riverpark Residence - Kuilsriver
R 23 347
N/A
Richard Sacco Residence
R 19 010
R 20 911
Sheriff's House
R 28 935
R 31 829

Cape Town Campus Residences

Residence
Annual Fee  (Sharing)
Annual Fee  (Single Room)
Catsville (Groote Schuur) Residence
R 22 580
R 24 838
City Edge Residence
R 31 622
R 34 785
Down Town Lodge Residence
N/A
R 24 838
Elizabeth Women Residence (EWR)
R 22 580
R 24 838
J&B House Residence
N/A
R 24 838
Masimanyane Residence
N/A
R 24 838
Sandenburgh Residence (male)
R 22 580
R 24 838
South Point Residence
R 23 737
R 27 918
St Peters Residence
R 25 846
R 28 430

Mowbray Campus Residence

Residence
Annual Fee  (Sharing)
Annual Fee  (Single Room)
Viljoenhof Residence (female)
R 22 580
R 24 838

Wellington Campus Residences

Residence
Annual Fee  (Sharing)
Annual Fee  (Single Room)
House Bliss
R 20 790
R 22 869
House Meiring
R 20 790
R 22 869
House Murray
R 20 790
R 22 869
House Navarre
R 20 790
R 22 869
House Wouter Malan
R 20 790
R 22 869

Nursing Residences

Residence
Annual Fee  (Sharing)
Annual Fee  (Single Room)
WCCN Athlone (Nico Malan)
R 8 632
R 9 496
Worcester Nursing School
R 10 539
R 11 595

Students in Residence should budget for an additional R14 000 a year for meals. This is an estimate, based on R70 per day for 200 academic days a year.

Application and Registration

Application and registration process

The application and registration process for CPUT Residences involves the following steps:

1. First year students

  • Report at Student Housing with your proof of acceptance / proof of registration.
  • Collect a green and white debit form from the residence where you have been allocated.
  • Proceed to pay at the cashiers at the administration building.
  • Take both debit forms to Student Housing office where a debit stamp will be put on the forms and official receipt.
  • Take one form to the residence where you have been placed.

2. First time applicants (senior students who have not previously stayed at the residences)

  • First time applicants will only be allocated in February / March.
  • The number of first time students to be allocated will be determined by the number of spaces available after the allocation of first years and senior students.

3. Senior students

  • Senior students must go back to the residence where they stayed the previous year.
  • Senior students who have not applied for accommodation will not be allocated space.
  • Students will be allowed back into their spaces a day before their date of registration.

We advise students to be patient during application and registration, as the process is time-consuming and involves the co-operation of multiple offices.

Note well:

  1. Students who did not apply will not be considered for space.
  2. Students who stay within a 60 kilometer radius from CPUT will not be considered for space.
  3. Students will only stay at the campus where they are attending classes.
  4. Students need to bring their own bedding and padlock for their rooms.
  5. Money for meals can be paid separately and can be loaded on your student card which can be used to purchase at all dining halls and shops on campus.

Additional information

Application process

The application form from the Registration office contains two parts: academic and accommodation. This makes it possible for the two parts to separately reach the academic departments and the Housing Unit at the same time. This allows time to do selection and placement and communicate with students. This also allows the unit to capture the applications for first year students using its staff component without having to resort to contract.

Letter from registration

The current letter that goes out to first year student applicants from academic departments needs to be updated (Bellville Campus). The different departments write different letters and in some instances the letters refer to a Placement Officer who left the institution five years ago. The academic departments should leave the accommodation part to Housing, as the unit will on its own respond to applicants.

First Year students

The Housing unit shall set aside a minimum of 30% of all available spaces for First Year students. First Year students who would have written and passed matric at the time of selection will be selected and placed during the October / November selection period. First year students who are still waiting for their matric results at the time of selection, can only be selected and placed at the beginning of the year. For them to be selected, the Housing Unit will consider the following:

  • that they applied for accommodation
  • proof of having passed matric
  • acceptance to study at CPUT.

First time applicants

For the purposes of residences, first time applicants are CPUT registered senior students who were not staying in the residences the semester preceding their application for residence. For first time applicants to be selected for accommodation the following shall be considered:

  • 60% pass rate of the subjects of which examinations were written
  • applicants should be staying outside 60 kilometer radius from the institution
  • availability of space .

First time applicants shall be placed in the available spaces after the first years and returning students have been placed.

Returning students

Returning students are those students who stayed in the residences a semester preceding their application for residence. The returning students shall be placed back into their residences if:

  • They pass 60% of the students for which they sat for examinations.
  • They applied for accommodation the previous semester.
  • There is no serious disciplinary record against them.

Students on experiential learning

Students on experiential learning for a period of six months or more shall not be accommodated at any of the CPUT residences. Only students on three months experiential learning shall remain in the residences during that period. Students coming back from experiential learning shall be accepted back into the residences if they applied for accommodation the previous semester.

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