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South Africa’s DigsConnect Secures USD 200 K Grant
South Africa’s DigsConnect Secures USD 200 K Grant

DigsConnect, a South African student housing marketplace, has secured a ZAR3 million (USD 200 K) grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to help university students from low-income backgrounds secure safe and affordable accommodation.

The DigsConnect platform allows landlords, estate agents, and property managers to post their property listings. Students can then search and filter through these listings to find accommodation that suits their needs and find other students to live with. As a result of this partnership, DigsConnect is launching #1000digs, a specialized program to assist NSFAS and bursary-funded students in South Africa looking for housing.