Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate provide catering services to approximately 8 400 students residing in the university residences, including Campus House and Urban Nest. However, students are concerned about the prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate.
The prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate are the same, and Tuks Monate also has a mini-supermarket where students can purchase grocery items.
A final-year industrial engineering student, who wishes to remain anonymous, buys at both Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate and said, “Prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate are very high, and since I am using a student loan it only provides 50% of my meals account which negatively affects my budget. It would be better if the school enables students to use their cards at grocery stores like Pick ‘n Pay, where prices are lower than Kloostersaal or Tuks Monate.”
MICHAEL BONGANI REINDERS
Sonop and Curlitzia were crowned men’s and women’s residence of the year respectively at the annual Residence Prestige evening on 15 October at the Rembrandt Hall. Second place went to Mopanie for the men’s and Erika for the women’s award, followed by Boekenhout and Magrietjie in third.
Men’s residence Sonop came first at this year’s National University Serenade Competition held on Saturday 31 August in Potchefstroom at North-West University. In doing so, Sonop became the first male residence from the University of Pretoria to win the national title.