Because universities in South Africa are faced with the challenge of insufficient student accommodation, many students find themselves living in residences that are not conducive to learning, and this can impact their academic results. Although student accommodation should be affordable and accessible, it should also be conducive to studying – and provide a balanced student life.

This week on The Business Buzz, we look at the important aspects that students should remember when renting out accommodation and how global trends have affected South African standards of accommodation.
We are joined in the conversation by the CEO of Respublica, Craig McMurray, who also elaborates on the company’s findings on the influence of international trends in student accommodation as assessed against the local market.

“In our Business Wrap”, Financial Advisor Ken Swettenham shares the five things we all need to remember when investing in property or when buying a house.

We explore all the opportunities available for jobless youth “In our 60 second corporate sell’’.

Our “Rant ‘n Rave” for the week is a translator who tells us all that she loves and hates about her job.

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The Business Buzz is presented and produced by Tsholofelo Semenya.
Executive Producer: Khanyisile Molaba
Co-Executive Producer: Thando Nkwane
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