Biz-Community (Cape Town)

South Africa: Letting Now Open Studentdigz Accommodationind

Hundreds of units in the Studentdigz portfolio have become available for rental in 2013, providing much-needed stock to cater to the shortage of quality student housing. The Studentdigz portfolio provides 1900 accommodation options in seven developments in Braamfontein. Rentals start at R1900. Letting is now open.

Studentdigz differs from other student developments in that it is not based on the dormitory-style model. All apartments are self-contained, which means students have their own bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces and, most importantly, privacy and quiet to ensure successful studies.

Accredited by both the Universities of Johannesburg and Wits, Studentdigz also has an elected Student Representative Council, which looks after the interests of the student tenants.

New-generation student housing

Rob Wesselo, managing partner of International Housing Solutions (IHS), the global private equity provider at the forefront of affordable housing investment in SA, said that the company is steadfastly building up a portfolio of new-generation student housing solutions in the country's major urban centres.

"As with all our developments, we seek to provide not only shelter to address shortages in the market, but rather to bring an holistic offering that improves the lives and prospects of the communities living in our developments.

"In the past year, we have made several improvements to the Studentdigz portfolio, which will further improve the quality of life of students in 2013."

Wesselo said that Studentdigz now boasts:

Its own sponsored football team, the Amadigzdigz.

New secure entrances with biometric access at all buildings.

An aesthetically sleek, functioning canteen and convenience store at the Precinct.

New renovated units at Lowliebenhof, YMCA and Argyle House.

New and renovated chill areas at YMCA, Argyle House and the Precinct.

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