Educata provides unique off-campus student accommodation throughout South Africa. Years of experience in this field has equipped the team with an excellent understanding of the student lifestyle. Our accommodation facilities are in close proximity of university locations and each facility also features a dedicated team of resident head and student leaders, allowing students access to support and relationships.
Educata is the student accommodation arm of Lutoria Investments which was incorporated in the Smit Group in 2004 and specialises in residential and commercial property development. Educata focuses on student housing around South Africa with their first student housing project, Nooitgedacht Block B in Stellenbosch, being completed in 2007. Subsequently, Nooitgedacht Block A and C were also completed as Live and Learn student accommodation facilities accredited and recommended as preferred off-campus accommodation by the University of Stellenbosch.
Two accommodation facilities have been constructed for Heimat and Amelia residences in Universitas, Bloemfontein and Educata is in the process of expanding to various campuses with Pretoria in the near future.
Johan Smit, the CEO of Smit-Group trading as Lutoria Investments, and Yolande Minnaar-Smit, the Managing Director of Smit-Group, are both actively involved in Lutoria Investments, and indeed, every development that Lutoria undertakes. Their passion for property development, can be seen in their dedicated participation in Lutoria Investments and property development since 2004.