Cornerstone Institute was founded in 1970 on the Cape Flats at a time when prospective black theologians were excluded from attending universities reserved for whites in South Africa. As the Cape Evangelical Bible Institute it provided theological education for ‘unqualified’ pastors on the Cape Flats.
The institute is historically grounded in a highly ethical ethos, emphasising the relationship between leadership and professional integrity. It embraces students from all walks of life, and is determined to build upon a genetic make-up that speaks to the development of leaders both in South Africa, and internationally. Cornerstone is a not-for-profit, fully accredited Private Higher Education Institution offering university-level programmes comprising certificates, diplomas and degrees across various disciplines.