Unitas and Veritas were the first residences to be built at South Campus in 1972. Initially, Unitas was a male residence but with the increased demand for female residences, the Annex was converted into a female residence at the time of the merger (UPE to NMMU).
Both Unitas Main and Annex features single rooms and is for senior male and female students and has self-catering kitchens. The Unitas residences are divided into 19 'flats' which house 17 students in each flat. Each student is therefore a member of a much smaller group and living together in a flat means that in time, flatmates form strong bonds resulting in flat traditions of their own.
There is a 24-hour security for the safety of students and their belongings. Close circuit televisions are situated in strategic places within the residences and the is also access control at the entrance doors. A DIY laundry service is available in each building, which is free of charge and includes automatic washing machines and tumble driers.
The Residence Manager and Hakkas' are qualified emergency first aiders and are also equipped with basic fire fighting skills.
Each flat has a telephone where internal calls can be made and received. Should there be a need to make external call (s), payphones ( card and coins) are available.
Each residence has a lounge where students can enjoy watching television (channels available are SABC 1, 2, & 3, E-TV, M-Net, Movie Magic, and Super Sport).
Meals can be enjoyed together in one enormous dining hall. This is usually a meeting place, a kind of a social centre for congenial fellowship and conversation. There is also two tuck shops run by students which sell basic necessities.
And lastly, there is most importantly Rules and Regulations which govern the Residences, of which a copy can downloaded by clicking here.
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Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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