Formerly hijacked building turned into student accommodation : a 'beacon of hope'

What was once a crime ridden, hijacked building has now been refurbished and turned into a luxurious student accommodation.

Focus 1 student accommodation located at the heart of the Johannesburg inner city was launched on Thursday. 

The building formerly known as ‘Cape York’ has in the past made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The incidents ranged from fires, deaths, criminal activity to name a few.  

In 2017, TimesLIVE reported one man had died after leaping from a window on the third floor of the building‚ landing on the dirty cement floor below.Six others died inside – some from smoke inhalation and others from the flames.