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Weidenhof House: A Home away from home

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Published on Sep 4, 2012

Weidenhof House, which consists of semi-detached houses in Weidenhofstraat, has been renovated to accommodate 24, mainly postgraduate, theology students from Africa. The houses were bought for this purpose in 1994 by the Hartgerink Trust and the Commission for Witness of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), and given to Stellenbosch University (SU) in 2008.

During the 2009/2010 annual general meeting of NetACT (Network for African Congregational Theology), the DRC handed over the symbolic keys of the house to the rector of the University, Prof Russel Botman. Restoration and extensions of the Weidenhof House site started in 2011.

In addition to various 'green' aspects, the renovated house boasts rooms for married couples, as well as facilities for people with physical disabilities. Each room also has Internet access.

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