Middle East & Africa

Acorn secures Sh23.6bn for affordable student housing

The fund will be used to develop 35 less costly student housing units in the country, adding an additional 48,000 student beds to Acorn’s portfolio and creating about 50,000 jobs.

GVK completes 20-storey student housing block in Cape Town

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has completed construction of a 20-storey, 3 000-bed student accommodation block in Cape Town.

Growthpoint Student Accommodation expands with R1.5bn boost – Moneyweb

Growthpoint has added 4 000 new beds for students, expanding its portfolio value to approximately R3.5 billion. This includes 12 residences with 9 000...

ABU, TETFund, Firm To Construct 1,600-bed Student Hostels

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Nigeria, has signed an agreement with the Student Housing Company Limited to build a 1,600-bed space hostels in the institution under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

ABU signs agreement for construction of 1600-bed space student hostels through PPP

Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, has signed an agreement with the Student Housing Company Limited for the development of 1600-bed space hostels in the institution under a Public Private Partnership, PPP arrangement.

Alleyroads makes inroads in student digs

Privately owned property developer Alleyroads has acquired a portfolio of sectional-title units and student accommodation from Pulse Property for R1.2bn as it expands its assets, especially in the lucrative tertiary education residential market.

Kenya Railways eyes student accommodation in revenue diversification push

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) plans a student hostel in Nairobi with a minimum of 2,500 beds in a strategy to widen its revenue streams. The hostel would be built next to the Technical University of Kenya campus and the proposed Central Station complex.

NHC now eyes student hostel projects in Kenya in revenue plan

State-owned National Housing Corporation (NHC) plans to expand into student accommodation as part of diversifying its revenue streams under its draft strategic plan. The lead implementer of government housing projects says it is initially looking at putting up 5,000 student hostel unites in five years. 
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Inbound Insight: Nigeria

In this Inbound Insight series article, we look at the shifting patterns in Nigerian outbound student mobility and explore the priorities of this student cohort when...

NSFAS appoints chief operations officer as new executive for core business

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has appointed Errol Makhubela as the new executive for Core Business, effective from December 1. Makhubela, who is now the Chief Operations Officer (COO), will form part of the NSFAS executive management in charge of student applications support, quality assurance, support services, and value-added support for an optimal student experience.
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