Apodment living could be the answer to affordable student digs in the CBD, writes Marchelle Abrahams.
You've just matriculated with excellent marks, been accepted into one of the top tertiary institutions in the country, and now your the next phase of your journey begins.
Even though the taste of freedom is as sweet as being on your own and away from your parents’ prying eyes, there’s just one thing you forgot. It’s called adulting, and it costs money - lots of it.
Living off campus is a luxury for most because of the costs involved in city living. And if you do happen to find sufficient student digs, chances are your flatmates will be an infestation of rodents that’s taken up residence under your floorboards.
In 2016 Cape Town’s CBD had over 40 educational institutions serving over 9 000 full-time and 3 500 part-time learners, according to the CCID.