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Student Accommodation


In October 2004, the Council of the University of Pretoria made an executive decision to streamline all the various functions related to residences under one business unit. This was to alleviate the various silos that existed all over campus and therefore TuksRes was born.

The offices of The Department of Residence Affairs and Student Accommodation (TuksRes) are situated at 90 Duxbury Road, close to the Brooklyn Police Station.

The functions of TuksRes reside within the following management structure:

  • Acting Director                                        
    Kgomotso Legari
  • Senior Management Assistant
    Motlatsi Thabethe
  • Residence Management and Student Life
    Madelyn Pienaar-Fourie
  • Leadership Development and Student Support
    Bes Liebenberg
  • Placement Management and Guest Accommodation
    Marga Zeelie
  • Residence Systems (Pay-As-You-Eat/Access)
    Elna van der Merwe
  • Food Services
    Peter Martin
  • Residence Facilities and Maintenance Management
    Lovemore Nhlapo
  • Finance and Administration
    Christo van den Heever

Heads of Residences, Coordinators: Residence Facilities and House Committees form part of our extended family. They manage the residences on a day-to-day basis.
As we live by our motto – Legaegae, Real Home – we strive to provide each and every student with a living community they can call home.