The Ministerial Committee for the Review of the Provision of Student Housing
The Minister of Higher Education and Training appointed a Ministerial Committee in August 2010 to review the provision of student accommodation at South African universities and to benchmark South African universities against each other as well as against international institutions operating in similar environments.
The Ministerial Committee for the Review of the Provision of Student Housing has established that the accommodation of students is much more than the provision of beds.
The accommodation of students is also about the establishment of living social communities and this responsibility is shared by both university and private accommodation providers.
The Ministerial Committee in September 2011 released a report about their findings and also setting minimum standards requirements for student accommodation. South African Universities must follow these guidelines and strive to only accommodate students in housing which meets the minimum standards requirements set out in this Code.