A strong and healthy residence spirit characterises student life on the campus. Nowhere else in the country does a campus accommodate so many students in residences in such close proximity as on our campus. This ensures a wonderful campus spirit that is unique to being a Kovsie.

Living in any of our residences on the campus is a wonderful experience, as each residence has developed a strong residence spirit over the years. Great traditions have been developed, which come to the fore strongly in several areas and make a considerable contribution to the colourful campus life. This camaraderie lives on among former students, and reunions are held regularly to strengthen the bonds.

Each residence constantly endeavours to maintain a sound balance between academic work and fun and games. An amount is divided annually among the residences that perform the best with regard to academics, sport, culture, and diversity.

A Residence Head is in charge of each residence (including city residences). The Residence Head is assisted by a Prime and a Residence Committee (RC), which are separately and jointly responsible for the orderly and civilised management of the residence. They also ensure that residence rules are complied with, and accept responsibility for everything that occurs in the residence.

Furthermore, the Residence Head fulfils the role of substitute parent, serves as contact person for the parent, and looks after the interests and education of each individual first-year student in his/her residence.

First Year Residences:
Female Male
Tshimolohong Bokamoso
Charlotte Maxeke & Fulufhelo Khayelitsha & Khayalethu
Senior Undergraduate Residences
Female Male
Chris Hani Hector Peterson
O.R Thambo Steve Biko
Peter Mokaba
Post Graduate Residences
Block A
Block B

The majority of residences possess the following facilities:

  • Male and Female students living in separate blocks within the residences
  • Electronic access at residences;
  • Double and single rooms furnished with a cupboard, bed, desk, chair, and bookshelf;
  • Communal bathrooms;
  • Kitchenettes situated in passages;
  • >UFS Wifi available in residences;
  • Fridges can be kept in rooms;
  • Communal laundry and ironing rooms – free of charge;
  • Reception area (where first-year students are on reception service);
  • Entrance hall with ablution facilities for visitors;
  • Gazellie – for residence meetings and other activities;
  • TV room;
  • RC room;
  • Courtyard; and
  • Residence Heads living on the premises at all the ladies' and men’s residences.


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Private Bag X13
+27 58 718 5000

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