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Local couple donates block of flats to UWC for student digs

Solly Nagdee and his wife Khairu Nagdee, have donated a block of flats to the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in response to the student accommodation crisis.

The couple gave away a block of 30 - two-bedroom flats to the university which would be able to accommodate 120 beds.

This is not the couple’s first donation to UWC. Some vacant plots adjoining University ground were donated in 2013 and used for much-needed administration offices.

We are very conscious of the fact that there is terrible shortage of land and shortage of student residences.

Khairu Nagdee

This what we felt we wanted to do because you find that so many students cannot afford the cost of transport and accommodation.

Khairu Nagdee

The Nagdee's lived and owned businesses in the Bellville South area for over 50 years and Mrs Nagdee says over the years they have traded very well in the area and it remains special to them.

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