Respublica’s apartment style residence offers full range of facilities, close to campuses Saratoga Village, the recently completed student residence on the doorstep of UJ’s Doornfontein campus, has opened its doors and is ready to welcome students for the 2016 academic year. Saratoga Village is built and owned by Respublica, South Africa’s leading developer, owner and manager of student accommodation, and offers students everything that they need and expect from a university accommodation environment – and more! Saratoga Village students enjoy their own canteen, recreation rooms, a gym, swimming pool, a computer laboratory, and study rooms and free unlimited Wi-Fi. Utility costs are included in the room rate, so there are no unpleasant surprises for those living on a tight budget. Depending on your budget and desired level of privacy, Saratoga Village offers students a choice of single rooms or sharing rooms within well-appointed apartments, each of which has their own kitchen (with stove, fridge and microwave) and bathroom. Rooms are spacious and include a bed and mattress, large cupboard, study desk and chair, bookshelf and pin board, creating a comfortable and practical home away from home. Access to Saratoga Village is via a biometrically controlled access system, and the strictly enforced house rules mean that a priority is placed on creating a safe and harmonious environment, free from disruptions. Students setting out on their tertiary education journey for the first time will benefit from Saratoga’s integrated residence life programme that offers all the support they need to make the transition from a family-dependent high school life, to an independent tertiary education environment. Respublica’s portfolio of residences includes Saratoga Village and The Fields in Doornfontein, which provide accommodation for University of Johannesburg, Central Johannesburg College and University of the Witwatersrand students. In Pretoria, West City, Eastwood Village and Urban Nest facilities accommodate students from TUT and UP, as well as from various other colleges in the area. For more information on rates and how to apply, please contact Respublica at or 0 100 200 300.