Category Archives: STAG African

Bizcommunity coverage: Green building practices can mitigate lockdown fallout

As the cost of construction continues to rise in South Africa, developers are looking for ways to cut down on expenses, which have been further exacerbated by lockdown. By implementing green building practices, developers can reduce building costs by up to 13% – and have a positive impact on the environment at the same time.&nbspREAD MORE >

Bizcommunity coverage: University education is key to preventing future outbreaks

A spotlight has been placed on the role of scientific research and the study of viruses and diseases, due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Universities are best placed to provide the environment and resources necessary to overcome future pandemics, but only if students are supported enough to succeed academically and follow these career paths. Client&nbspREAD MORE >

Bizcommunity coverage: Student accommodation: Designing for the new normal

With Covid-19 infections on the rise, two-thirds of the country’s student population have been forced to stay home due to lockdown restrictions. Those without access to laptops, wi-fi or reliable electricity will not be able to complete the academic year via online learning. John Schooling, Director at student accommodation group STAG African, has collated his&nbspREAD MORE >

Sunday Times Neighbourhood coverage: Digs designed for tomorrow’s students

Client STAG African has patented a pod design that recreates a home environment, housing eight students per pod. This limits social interaction and provides a controlled environment where hygiene protocols can be enforced as students return to campus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to read the full article.

HeraldLIVE coverage: Construction of Fort Hare student accommodation resumes

Following months of hard lockdown, client STAG African has resumed construction of 2 047-bed student housing development has resumed at the University of Fort Hare. With this project, the university aims to house 65% of students on campus, and create an environment conducive to academic success. Click here to read the full article.

Bizcommunity coverage: Designing student housing to manage spread of Covid-19, future pandemics

The phased-in return of university students to campus has highlighted the need for an updated approach to student housing. We helped client STAG African spread the word about their patent pod design, which limits social interaction and provides a controlled environment where hygiene protocols can be enforced, without losing the vitally important aspect of community.&nbspREAD MORE >

EWN coverage: Student organisations call for re-opening of campus residences for e-learning

Student organisations are calling for university residences to re-open amid theCovid-19 lockdown, in order to enable students to complete the academic year. We ensured that John Schooling, Director at client STAG African was one of the first industry leaders to comment on the development. Click here to read the full article.

Bizcommunity coverage: Lockdown driving innovation, says STAG African’s John Schooling

The nationwide lockdown is driving innovation in all sectors across the country. We secured a spot for client STAG African on Bizcommunity’s #LockdownLessons series, alongside South Africa’s top industry players, to explain how the construction industry can adapt to the new status quo. Click here to read the full article.

The Citizen coverage: Student accommodation expected to be hard hit by Covid-19 construction holdup

A strong call to action is an effective way to mobilise change. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, client STAG African is calling on the construction industry to consider ways of cutting down on building costs after the lockdown. CEO John Schooling spoke with The Citizen newspaper about how this would help to avoid exacerbating South Africa’s&nbspREAD MORE >