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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 36 undergraduate students residing in Livingstone House. Participation and house spirit are valued in Livingstone House. 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 18 postgraduate students; housed in different units and annexes in Gilbert Street. 

5 Gilbert Streetis home to 5 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 3 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 8 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 Thandeka Boyce
Sub-Warden Nhlamazi Risaba
Head Student Avuxeni Tyala

Gilbert Street Postgraduates:

Sub-Warden Chishimba Kasanga 
Sub-Warden Thobile Mthethwa 

Last Modified: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:29:16 SAST