Meet the young entrepreneurs who are helping South Africans find student accommodation

Meet the young entrepreneurs who are helping South Africans find student accommodation

Look what these amazing entrepreneurs came up with to help students find safe digs.

Greg Keal, Alexandria Procter & Brendan Ardagh / Twitter.

Finding student accommodation has become so much easier with Africa's largest student accommodation marketplace, DigsConnect.

READ ALSO: Win a year of student accommodation worth R75 000 with Digs Connect!

Breakfast with Martin Bester caught up with DigsConnect co-founders Alex Procter and Greg Keal to talk about the gap they saw in the accommodation market.

Procter told Martin that it all started when she was at UCT doing her undergraduate studies. "I was elected to the SRC and on my first day I had a queue of students looking for student accommodation seeing as they didn't get into res," she told Martin.

Procter then came up with a better way to connect landlords and students seeking accommodation. "I just thought let me just build a website, put it out there and see what happens. And it just worked."

Since the website's launch in January 2018, DigsConnect lists 70,000 accommodation spots on the IR platform.

According to Keal, the platform has also become the official accommodation partner for Varsity College, Vega, and IMM. "Basically most of the private colleges across South Africa and we are starting to work with the public universities as well."


How does it work?

Landlords list their student accommodation on the website. Students can filter through thousands of listings to find the perfect student accommodation close to their campuses. 

DigsConnect is giving you the change to win student accommodation worth R75,000 for a year at Respublica Hatfield Square building.


1. Download the DigsConnect app 

2. Tell us why you should win a year of free accommodation worth R75,000

3. We could be calling you on air!

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