Tshwane University of Technology enterprise holdings properties (TUTEH) started operating in 2018 and has committed to providing quality, safe accommodation for more than 30,000 students in 2020. According to CEO of TUTEH, Nick Motsatse, “the Soshanguve campus in previous years could only accommodate 8,000 and now through this enterprise, we will be able to accommodate 4,000 students in private single-use properties and we will help the owners with funding so that their little space is conducive for accommodating students, which the university will recover at a later stage”.
He said that 24 000 students will be placed at our accredited accommodation and 6,900 will be placed at the leased premises and highlighted that universities were not in the business of subsidizing accommodation. “We have a policy that our service providers should charge a standardized lease agreement that our students sign. It was also agreed that students should not be charged more than the rates paid by National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) so, we have used NSFAS as a benchmark for student accommodation,” Motsatse said.