University of Pretoria changes some residence names

Posted on October 03, 2018

In line with the University of Pretoria’s ongoing transformation initiatives and after a process of consultation, a decision was made to change the name of some of its residences to reflect a more multicultural, inclusive living environment for its students.

The University consulted extensively with residence house committees, which made use of house meetings, transformation committee discussions, surveys, and e-voting. There were also discussions with alumni on suggested names for the residences. Furthermore, the University held discussions with the Residence Advisory Board and the Student Representative Council. The University Council, in its recent meeting, took note of the processes and the outcome.

Each residence head will be responsible for the implementation of the name change, in consultation with the Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation, as well as the respective residence house committees.

The new names are set out below:

Changes to women’s residence names are as follows:

  • Curlitzia becomes Curelitzia
  • Erika becomes Erica
  • Inca becomes Ikageng
  • Jasmyn becomes House Khutso
  • Katjiepiering becomes Azalea
  • Klaradyn becomes House Nala
  • Lilium becomes Hayani
  • Magrietjie becomes House Mags

Changes to men’s residence names are as follows:

  • Boekenhout becomes House TAU
  • Kiaat becomes Tirisano
  • Kollege becomes College
  • Maroela becomes Morula Legae
  • Mopanie becomes Mopane
  • Olienhout becomes Tuks Ekhaya
  • Olympus becomes House Ukuthula
  • Taaibos becomes The Tower

Changes to mixed residence names are as follows:

  • Onderstepoort becomes OP Village
  • Protea becomes Protea Mbalenhle
  • Tuks Naledi becomes Khanyisa Naledi

The following residence names will remain unchanged:

  • Asterhof
  • Madelief
  • Nerina
  • Zinnia
  • Xayata
  • Jakaranda
  • Hippokrates
  • Tuksdorp
  • Tuks Bophelong
  • Tuks Village
- Author Department of University Relations

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