Middle East & Africa

Student hostel developers reap on high demand

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Developers of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) are enjoying higher returns compared to those specialising in prime residential homes, driven by high demand for hostel space in the city.

Student accommodation investment platform to provide 5 144 beds by 2024

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Eris Property Group has raised an additional R400 million for its social impact student accommodation company, South African Student Accommodation Impact Investments (SASAII), raising the total capital commitment to over R1.27 billion.

Request for Proposals: City of Joburg relaunches Property Release Programme with 11 properties

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The City of Johannesburg has announced the re-establishment of its Property Release Programme with 11 properties worth R2 billion in investment value. The properties will be released to the private sector for mixed-use development across the City’s regions in a phased approach.

Keller completes foundations for landmark Cape Town redevelopment

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The R1.3 billion (£65 million) landmark development, known as Cape Station, will include a 3,085-bed, purpose-built student accommodation block, 6,700m2 of retail space and a new public square with landscaped gardens and artwork to encourage tourist engagement.

US$30 million for Lupane State University students accommodation

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THE Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) has released US$30m for the construction of Lupane State University student accommodation and work has already begun in earnest on the seven-hectare piece of land as the government forges ahead with infrastructure development at all State univer

IDBZ raises US$3,8m for Bulawayo hostels project

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THE Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) has raised US$3,8 million for the ongoing construction of the Bulawayo Students Accommodation Complex Project (BSAC) near the National University of Science and Technology (Nust).

Firm tackles hostel challenge with 792-bed project in Abuja

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A real estate firm, Modern Shelter Systems and Services Limited (MSSSL), has signed a partnership with Strategic Housing Group (SHG), Dubai, to tackle student’s accommodation deficiency in the country through the construction of 792-bed student housing community in the Institutions and Research Di

UK’s student visas to Nigerians surge 223% in one year

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The number of Nigerians granted sponsored study visas, also known as student visas, by the United Kingdom (UK) has increased by 222.8 percent to 65,929 in June 2022 from 20,427 in the same period of 2021, a BusinessDay analysis shows.

What makes a good freshers’ week?

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Freshers’ week is often touted as being extremely important for students’ social wellbeing at university, but determining what constitutes a good welcoming week is...
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Mandarin Chinese: the language of the future for Ugandan students

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If asked to guess which foreign language Ugandan students are most keen to learn, Mandarin Chinese may not be your first answer. Located 5,000...
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