The University of Pretoria says the 115 students who tested positive for COVID-19, are in isolation at facilities approved by the health department.
It is understood that the number of infections at the university has increased since March 19th.
According to the university, students were infected while at a nearby pub. The University is said to be in discussions with the health department on how to curb risky student behavior both on and off campus.
Spokesperson for the University, Rikus Delport says student accommodation facilities have since been disinfected to minimize the spread.