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Sol Plaatje University's Accommodation Options

Application to SPU? Done. Accepted at SPU? Done. Now, you just need to figure out where you're going to live if you're not going to live at home. Let us help.

A student having accommodation of a good standard is beneficial to the student's academics as well as the institution. Here are some student accommodation options for those who study at Sol Plaatje University.

SPU Residences

On-Campus Residences

Residences at Sol Plaatje University are equipped with WiFi, have academic, recreational and social spaces available for students and have 24 hours security on-site.

SPU's on-campus residences can accommodate 60% of SPU students.

SPU has four on-campus residences

  • Moroka Hall of Residence, located on the central campus and accommodates 550 students
  • Mhudi Hall, located off Du Toitspan Road and accommodates 62 students
  • Ra-Thaga Hall, located off Edward Street and accommodates 112 students
  • Tauana Residence, located off Jacobus Smit Aveue and accommodates 220 final year students

Off-Campus Accommodation

Students are advised to make sure that the off-campus accommodation they secure is recommended by the university before signing any lease agreements.  

SPU has said the following concerning off-campus accommodation:

"Some student funders, like the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), does however require the university to recommend off-campus accommodation.  

This can be facilitated through the residence manager, Ms Faith Nconyane at 053 491 0106 or faith.nkonyane@spu.ac.za"

DigsConnect is also a good avenue for students to take when they are searching for accommodation. They make finding accommodation easier for students as their website is tailored for students. Read our article on DigsConnect here to get more information. 

There are also always options such as Gumtree, Junkmail ads, property websites and Facebook where advertisements for property can be found.  

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