KwaZulu-Natal universities are still struggling to accommodate masses of students, and they
are now recommending private accommodation.
Ballito’s new tertiary institute, Graduate Academy, could thus bring more students and
property business to the area.
At this time of year, during registration, students from universities regularly embark on
protests when they fail to secure accommodation.
A Durban University of Technology spokesman said the university received “more
applications for resident admissions than there are beds available” at its Durban centre
annually. “Unfortunately, we do not have the means to house every student who applies for
DUT is apparently constructing two 800-bed residences to ease the demand.
DUT had received 5 654 applications for accommodation, and new applications were still
being received from first-year students.