Sol-Tech unveils plans for first residence


Sol-Tech has today (Friday) officially launched plans for its residence, the Farm House.

This addition to the Sol-Tech campus in Monument Park in Pretoria will provide housing for 400 male and female students.

“Sol-Tech’s goal has always been to create a bright future for young people in South Africa. With the construction of our own residence, our world-class training becomes even more accessible to people across the country,” said Paul van Deventer, managing director of Sol-Tech.

This residence was designed by Jeremie Malan and will cost around R155 million to build. It will be officially open for students to move into in October this year.

Among other things, the Farm House will also have spacious shared rooms, a swimming pool, outdoor gym, dining hall, relaxation area, braai facilities, bomas, sports fields and a safe crossing bridge for students to walk directly from the residence to the campus.

It will be divided into four wings, Wildebeest, Eland, Gemsbok and Kudu, with males and females housed in separate wings. Van Deventer is particularly excited to welcome even more female students to the campus in the future with the introduction of an early childhood development and hairdressing program.

He emphasizes that Sol-Tech is already a place of home for students during the day, and that the Farmhouse will simply reinforce that feeling. There will also be study hours during which the students will have to spend compulsory time behind the books.

The management of the Farmhouse plans to create a tradition-rich residence for Sol-Tech students, where students are given the chance to develop their own traditions. There are therefore rooms and parts of the residence that do not yet have names, waiting for the students to give them life.

The real estate investment company Kanton is at the helm of the building project and is excited to be part of the growth and development of Sol-Tech’s facilities.

“The bricks that have already been laid are indicative of the partnership between culture and capital that Canton is forging. Kanton is currently making plans to offer the community the opportunity to get involved through investments,” says Henk Schalekamp, ​​managing director of Kanton.

“The Sol-Tech campus and this Farmhouse are the first signs of living spaces for Afrikaans that Canton is creating.”