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Livingstone House

Livingsone House is one of the four Undergraduate Residences that makes up Hobson Hall. Livingstone House comprises of both an Undergraduate Residence and a Postgraduate Pesidence.

There are thirty six undergraduate students residing in Livingstone House. Participation and house spirit are valued in Livingstone. The traditional Women’s Day Challenge held annually by Hobson Hall, for example, always provides the perfect opportunity for the smallest house in the Hall to show that spirit and determination can, indeed go a long way. There is also a strong emphasis on student leadership.

Livingstone House is also home to eighteen postgraduate students; housed in different units and annexes in Gilbert Street. 

5 Gilbert Streetis home to five postgraduate students and is located across the street from 6 Gilbert Street. The HOuse is surrounded by a small and charming garden, the house is also spacious and quiet. Much like 6 Gilbert Street, this is an ideal environment for postgraduate students looking for the convenience of residence life in a more intimate setting. Students share two bathrooms, a kitchen and lounge area.

6 Gilbert Street a double storey stand-alone house which accommodates three postgraduate students. This spacious house is ideal for mature postgraduate students looking for quiet accommodation. Students share a bathroom, a kitchen and lounge area. 

The Postgraduate units comprise of eight individual rooms with an ensuite bathroom and study space. The Units offer private and convenient accommodation while allowing access to 5 Gilbert Street above for shared facilities such as laundry and microwave facilities.

For directions to Livingstone House please find the Rhodes University campus map on the following links:


WARDEN: Ms Zuki Kota

046 603 8583 (H); 046 603 8826 (W); 072 648 3398 (C);  z.kota@ru.ac.za

 Livingstone House:

Sub-Warden Munyaradzi Denhere
Sub-Warden Dzanga Matibe


Gilbert Street Postgraduates:

Sub-Warden Thabile Themba
Sub-Warden Tariro Musiyandaka


Last Modified: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:30:36 SAST