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Huis ten Bosch – Stellenbosch | Women of Fire

Welcome to Huis ten Bosch!

On the corner of Bosman – and Hofmeyer street in Stellenbosch central, overlooking a serene front garden, lies Huis ten Bosch.

We are a small residence run by a group of very capable and passionate students, with the main goal of ensuring an enabling environment for all our fellow women of fire. Huis ten Bosch’s motto, Esto Ipsa (“be yourself”) is a strong driving force in our community and is an underlying narrative for all we do. We aim to celebrate individual diversity and to have each student be able to reach their full potential and feel at home. 

Our vision for the coming year is
“Educate & Empower” .

Our goal is to empower our residents by making them the most educated version of themselves. We believe if we can arm Huis ten Boschers with knowledge, then they can leave here having had a truly transformative student experience. We don’t want them to leave Stellenbosch with just the knowledge of their degrees, but with the knowledge and the drive to become active citizens and contribute to our society.

Huis ten Bosch is op die hoek van Bosman en Hofmeyer straat in Stellenbosch sentraal geleë.

Hierdie klein dames koshuis wat uitkyk op ‘n pragtige tuin is deur ‘n fantastiese groep studente gelei met die hoofdoel om ‘n omgewing te skep waarin die koshuis se leuse Esto Ipsa ( “wees jouself“ ) ten volle uitgeleef kan word.  Hierdie leuse is ‘n sterk dryfkrag in die koshuis en word gebruik in alle aktiwiteite in die dames se lewens. Ons streef om individuele diversiteit te vier en om elke student die  geleentheid te bied om hul volle potensiaal te bereik en sodoende tuis te voel!

Ons visie vir die komende jaar is “Opvoeding & Bemagtiging”.

Ons doel is om ons inwoners te bemagtig deur hulle die mees opgevoede weergawe van hulself te maak. Ons glo dat as ons Huis ten Boschers kan bewapen met kennis, dan kan hulle ons verlaat as ‘n getransformeerde student. Ons sal graag wil hê dat ons inwoners nie Stellenbosch verlaat met slegs akademiese kennis nie, maar met die kennis en passie om aktiewe landsburgers te word wat bydra tot ons samelewing.



togetherness and inclusivity in all tasks that we encounter


the mindset of treating others the way you would like to be treated – regarding others as your equal


the willingness to consider learning from others and being enlightened with new ideas and perspectives


a kind and selfless caring of others which is well summed up in the originating Greek and Latin translation meaning “to suffer with”