Kiaat has an extensive array of facilities that are available to students.
We officially have the largest Clubhouse in the whole TuksRes. Our Clubhouse is equipped with DSTV, a pool table, football table, braai area, fully stocked bar (that you will only enjoy the privilege of using after we declare you as a semi-senior student), stage for live performances, costly sound system, ablution facilities, fireplace and of course a dance floor. The Groenkloof swimming pool, athletics track, soccer, rugby and cricket fields, basketball, tennis and squash courts are all available to us for our competitive and recreational use. It is strongly advised that you make full use of these facilities. Except for the gym, they come at no extra cost.
Within Kiaat there is a fully serviceable IT minilab where among other things access to the internet, the University’s intranet and your awaiting e-mail account can be readily accessed 17 hours a day. Again, no extra cost is incurred for the use of this facility. Printing in the lab is done at scheduled times, but in the near future, it may be done during all hours when the lab is open. Currently printing costs in the lab are 20c per page, but that may increase at the University’s discretion. Unfortunately only black-and-white printing is done in the IT minilab. Colour prints can be done elsewhere on campus. But the finer details here, including lab rules etc. you will attain during your stay.
Each of the 10 floors of Kiaat is equipped with a laundry room containing one washing machine and one dryer. The option of hanging wet clothes is also available for the ‘old school’ characters, with a separate room for this purpose. Ironing facilities are also available in the laundry room – all that is short is your own iron. For those who prefer washing their clothes by hand, there are two sinks available for this purpose. You need to supply your own bath plug.
In addition, there are a total of six showers cubicles, five toilets, four urinals, nine basins and two bath tubs on each floor. All cleaning of these facilities is the responsibility of a hired cleaning company. You are only responsible for the cleanliness of your own room.
The place that identifies you stay in Kiaat.
All Cubs are required to share a room with another Cub of their choice during their first year in res. This promotes teamwork and spirit building amongst you all. It further eliminates isolation of cubs in this time where you need your friends during this drastic change in your life. Since you won’t be familiar with the rest of the other students who will be joining you, you’ll find that upon arrival that you may have been allocated a roommate already. You may wish to change your roommate for a friend that you will have met during the orientation week. By the end of orientation week all room placements should be final.
All rooms are equipped with an adequate bookshelf, bed, chair, desk, memo board, curtains, a sizeable wardrobe and a heater for the chilly Groenkloof winter. Double rooms are divided in the centre by the bookshelf to allow you limited privacy in your room but don’t prevent complete isolation from your roommate. You’ll have a large window of your own that comes with a curtain, and depending on where in the house you are situated, you might have access to some of the best views in Groenkloof.
We have a fully catered dining hall on the Groenkloof campus. This dining hall is shared with three female residences. A variety of menus are available on a daily basis. In addition to these menus there is an ‘unbooked’ section where you can buy a range of snacks which are an absolute burden to your parent's pockets!
The University has given you an initial credit of approximately R8 600.00 to eat at the dining hall. This amount can be increased and decreased up to 100% at the Client Service Centre (CSC).The amount is calculated as 52% of the cost of eating all three meals on the booked menu every day of your stay in the res. If you are lucky enough to have 100% of your meal money paid into your account by your parents you should have about R14 000.00. For those students that are not studying towards a BEd degree, that is all students that are studying on main campus, there is a dining hall on the main campus. To have meals at this dining hall you must first transfer some of your money from Kiaat to Kloostersaal. Kloostersaal is by far the better dining hall on the UP campus.
All transactions on your dining hall account are made with your student card which you will receive on your day of arrival.
Just as a reminder: there are no hotplates in the res.
Kiaat is by far the most strategically placed residence for student excellence. With Kiaat being situated on the Groenkloof campus, it is home to some of the best facilities that Tuks has to offer. The below mentioned facilities are situated within approx. 50m of the residence so being a resident of Kiaat, you have the luxury of on campus facilities.
The facilities are:
- 25m swimming pool
- Fully equipped Tuks student gym (approx R100.00 per month)
- Superb grass athletics track with grand stand
- First class football pith currently shared with Super Sport United Soccer enclosed by a track and grand stand
- First class cricket fields and training nets
- Additional rugby and football training fields
- All academic facilities available to students on the campus are available to Kiaat resident students
Kiaat provides it's dwellers with many comforts. Kiaat provides a recreational room for the house which is used for spiritual gatherings, general meetings and is equipped with 24/7 DSTV available with a 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound System and 5mx5m projector screen! Thus Kiaat has its own cinema for the students. Each floor in Kiaat consists of a sitting room which us used for that particular floor and is decorated according to the floor tradition and may consist of a TV with DSTV and other luxuries such as Playstations and or XBox 360's and fridge.