University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
8 Portswood Road,V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
The GSB's Breakwater Campus is centrally situated in the heart of Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The campus derives its name from the fact that the building once housed convicts who built the breakwater for the Cape Town harbor in 1861.
The present building dates from 1901 and it was built and used as an industrial prison until 1926 when it became a hostel for migrant workers. By the 1990's the building had been left empty and derelict and, in 1991, was extensively renovated to accommodate the GSB. At that time two new buildings were added to the complex to house the Breakwater Lodge hotel and restaurant facilities.