The Private Student Housing Association (PSHA) is an independent, non-profit organisation established for stakeholders in the South African private student accommodation sector aimed at advocacy and lobbying.


The industry faces many challenges, especially with regards to the affordability and standards of accommodation. We strive to be the collective voice for meaningful change in an industry with complex stakeholder relations, including students, tertiary institutions, the Department of Higher Education, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), municipalities, etc.


Our objective is to promote a formalised and vibrant student accommodation sector that offers a sustainable balance between affordable, convenient, safe, well-located and good quality accommodation for students on the one hand; and healthy private sector investment opportunities on the other.


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At the heart of the Association is our effort to offer a solution to the desperate shortage of student housing in the country.


PSHA membership is available for purpose-built accommodation providers.


Training and development offerings for PSHA members will play a significant part in strengthening credibility across the industry.

In terms of the Association’s Memorandum of Association, the Directors may appoint any number of Board Committees and delegate matters to such committees.