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Figures


Location of Stellenbosch in South Africa (illustration: Gustav Visser and Dene Kisting)



Spatial distribution of the main student accommodation types in Stellenbosch (source: Authors survey)



Factors influencing location choice for HMO and PBSA students (source: Authors survey)



Important role-players influencing access to HMOs and PBSAs (source: Authors survey)



Survey participants by province of origin (source: Authors survey)



Survey participants by province of origin (source: Authors survey)


Urbani izziv Volume 30, No. supplement, February 2019 : 158-177

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2019-30-supplement-011

 

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Author

Gustav VISSER

Stellenbosch University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Matieland South Africa
gevisser@sun.ac.za

Dene KISTING

Stellenbosch University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Matieland, South Africa
18385397@sun.ac.za

 

Title

Studentification in Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Abstract

Globally, studentification has emerged as a prominent urban process, fast becoming entrenched in geographical discourse. Since the early 1990s, in both developed and developing world countries, an expansion in student enrolment has outstripped the ability of higher education institutions to provide adequate accommodation. These trends have been noted in South Africa too. The extent and impact of studentification on the urban geography of those places in which it has taken root is still poorly understood in both South Africa and the global South at large. This paper investigates studentification as experienced in one of South Africa’s secondary cities – Stellenbosch. An overview of generic studentification impacts is provided and the development of this process tracked. Thereafter, the motivation for living in these developments and the impacts of this process comes into view. It is argued that the areas affected by studentification have fundamentally changed in their physical and social character. Interestingly, a range of findings in the academic record were not present in the Stellenbosch context. Finally, it is suggested that studentification in South Africa requires greater research attention in a range of other urban settings in which this process has emerged. This is particularly urgent as it would appear that studentification can radically and very rapidly transform the geography of the areas in which it takes hold.

 

Key Words

studentification, Stellenbosch, South Africa, urban morphology

 

 

 

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