UJ has four campuses – the Auckland Park Kingsway, Auckland Park Bunting Road, Doornfontein and Soweto campuses – all located in the metropolitan area of the City of Johannesburg.
The campuses vary in size and each has its own character and culture contributing to the institution's rich diversity. A comprehensive development plan has been framed to ensure the optimal utilisation of all campuses. This will direct the growth and development of five sites of higher education delivery, each unique in its academic programme profile and capacity, but all sharing the objective to offer high-quality university education.
There is much excitement about the establishment of the Soweto Centre for Small and Medium Business Enterprise Development on the Soweto Campus. The Centre is the first phase of the Campus's flagship development, the Johannesburg School of Leadership, with its distinctive focus on and exploration of African leadership.
Recent developments such as the state-of-the-art buildings accommodating the School of Tourism and Hospitality, the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, and the modern Arts Centre [comprising a theatre and gallery] are to the benefit of not only UJ but also the Johannesburg community at large. The combined facilities available at the University are among the best in the country and include libraries, micro-laboratories, sports and culture facilities. Many of UJ's facilities such as the restaurants, conference venues and the art theatre and gallery are commercially driven and open to the general public.
The University comprises a built-up area in excess of 45,000m2 and the facilities available at the respective campuses include:
- Lecture rooms and micro-laboratories
- Sports facilities
- Auditoriums, halls, galleries and conference venues
- Student shopping centres, restaurants and cafeterias
- Campus and health clinics