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Friday, 31 January 2020

Student accommodation boosted with 3000 beds

BOOST:The number of beds available to students have increased significantly. BOOST:The number of beds available to students have increased significantly.

CPUT has secured more than 3 000 additional beds which will significantly alleviate the growing demand for student accommodation.

The addition means that in 2020 about 38 percent of the student population can be accommodated, a notable increase from 29 percent in 2019.

“In 2019 the secured beds available to the university was 9395 beds. For 2020 we have pushed up the numbers to 12 460 beds.  The institutional target is to get to a 40 percent ratio by 2021. The business unit will continue to work towards this target,” said Phillip Chibvuri, Residence Finance Specialist in the Residence Business Unit.

“We will also continue with our huge drive in maintaining our old residences and refurbishing them, where possible. It has been a challenging journey to get to where we are now and we trust that CPUT students recognise the efforts of University management in addressing accommodation issues. We will continue to strive to provide the best student life and residential service to our students,” said Chibvuri.

Written by Ilse Fredericks


Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.