Student leaders at some Western Cape universities said accommodation remained a problem for many students at the institutions. They complained that the number of beds in residences is fewer than the number of students who have to be accommodated.
Chairperson of the central housing committee at the University of Western Cape Kukhanyile Mali said they were working together with the university to ensure everyone has accommodation.
“The students qualified for residence but cannot be placed due to the lack of bed spaces. We robustly engaged with management to try to find an amicable solution to this crisis,” Mali said.