Takalani Residence opened its door as a female residence of the University of Johannesburg in May 2009 with 24 students. In February 2011, Takalani continued to grow as a house and as a family, housing 28 ladies. The residence has 12 double rooms and 4 double rooms. The residence is managed by Mr. Basil Mugwena with the assistance of three house committee members: The chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.