John Schooling is the founder and MD of STAG African - a multi-dimensional green property development, student accommodation and renewable energy group.
STAG African is involved in the funding, design, construction and management of sustainable student residences. Their approach to the student accommodation crisis was to work from an affordable cost backwards - seeking innovative new building techniques, technologies and designs to reduce cost per bed without sacrificing quality of student life. Their methods reduce construction time by 40%, use recycled materials and minimal water. With developments at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Stellenbosch, the company has delivered over 2000 new beds this year alone.