Our Story

Welcome to THE KERZNER@UJ, a culinary, special events, and hospitality services hub within the University of Johannesburg, where academic excellence meets commercial enterprise, talent, passion, and purpose.

Ours is a story of a passion for people, as well as a mission to harness talent and skills that will transform lives for the better.

Our name pays homage to the legacy of hospitality pioneer, the late Mr. Sol Kerzner, his contribution and support for the University of Johannesburg’s School of Tourism and Hospitality.

The Kerzner@UJ encompasses a number of outlets offering culinary, special events and hospitality services. These outlets include 4-star graded meetings and special events venues, ideally suited for the academic, corporate meetings and events market. In addition, we provide professional cookery kitchen facilities for caterers and the broader professional hospitality community through the Center of Culinary Excellence.

Trading with a Purpose

Our portfolio outlets includes a Restaurant; Bistro; Coffee shops, Meeting, Banqueting and Conference facilities all offering top quality and pocket-friendly services to suit a wide variety of clients.

Living up to our mission of trading with a purpose, our highly qualified and experienced operations and service staff are complemented by the support of our talented students, who are pursuing their studies in the fields of Tourism and Hospitality.  This not only enriches and differentiates our service offering, but also means that you as a client also are able to give back invaluable experience to our students through your support.

It is through the practical exposure and experience that STH students gain through working in the different meetings, exhibitions and special events held in the venues located in this building that sets them apart once they graduate. 

What we offer


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