Unisa is Africa’s leading distance learning institution nurturing inspiring leaders of tomorrow. We are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible open distance learning institution that is motivating a future generation. We offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources.
Our vision “towards the African university in the service of humanity” drives us to find answers to Africa’s educational and developmental problems. By forming partnerships in Africa and throughout the world, we are able to help the people of Africa achieve their dreams
The three core business areas of Unisa are teaching, research and community engagement. Our world-class research is spearheaded by the Research and Innovation portfolio and community engagement by our Community Engagement and Outreach Policy.
We also place great importance on the celebration and promotion of our African arts and culture through various endeavours, including the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum, Music Directorate and Little Theatre.
The University has seven campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation, such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital. Central administration is located at the Hatfield Campus.
The University of Pretoria offers more than 1 800 academic programmes in two of the official languages, namely Afrikaans and English. (Some programmes and modules are offered only in English.)
In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa and we have maintained this status.
The University of Pretoria celebrated its Centenary in 2008.
The academic programmes of the University are offered in nine faculties, as well as a business school. The faculties comprise a total of 140 departments and 85 centres, institutes and bureaus. UP is at the forefront of tertiary education in the country and collaborates with world-class partners to ensure continued excellence in learning and teaching.
Johannesburg Polytechnic started as a computer college way back in 2002 in Braamfontein, it was then known as Strathrand Graduate Institute, in 2007 it started a collaboration with Johannesburg Polytech Institute when it moved to New Doornfontein, offering computer courses and internet access to high school and college students.
In 2009, Johannesburg Polytechnic moved to Braamfontein once again when it started offering ACCA and CAT courses.
In 2011 the college added CIMA Certificate and Diploma Courses to its portfolio and became a Computer Based Examinations Centre for ACCA
In 2012, Johannesburg Polytechnic was officially registered as a limited company and accredited by MICT Seta to offer National Certificates and FET Certificates in Information Technology.
In 2013, the college became a CIMA Private Computer Based Examinations Centre and started offering examinations for CIMA at the CBA Centre.
Following tremendous growth in the number of students and the need to expand, the college acquired new premises on leasing basis at the ultra modern Rennie House in 2014
Currently Johannesburg Polytechnic is the trading name of Johannesburg Polytechnic Pty Limited a company incorporated under the companies Act in the Republic of South Africa, we offer a broad range of Professional Diplomas, certificates, skills programmes and basic NATED vocational levels that are comparable to those that are offered in South African public FET colleges. These programmes cover the education and training needs of the learners ranging from skills programmes, short courses through to full qualifications on the NQF. In all programmes areas, close links with industry, business and the wider community have been established.
Johannesburg Polytechnic is structured into two (2) departments, namely:
Business and Accountancy studies – ACCA, CIMA and CAT
Information and Technology studies- MICT Seta National Certificates, Further Education and Training Certificates, Diplomas, Pastel, Microsoft, Cisco
The programmes of Johannesburg Polytechnic, with their strong vocational orientation, contribute to the development of a workforce able to meet the challenging skills requirements of an economy undergoing significant approaches to education and training delivery, and on the access and participation of disadvantaged groups to skills creation programmes in areas of employment growth and need.
The hospitality industry makes a significant contribution to the national and global economy. As such, the industry requires competent staff who possess the required skills and knowledge for successful hospitality and culinary management. The International Hotel School will provide you with the training you need to make a success of a challenging career in the hospitality and/or culinary industry, both locally and internationally. Our focus is on practical as well as theoretical training, with emphasis on traditional values of service and hospitality.
University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is located within the Umhlathuze Municipality, the fastest growing industrial hub and employer in northern KwaZulu-Natal. UNIZULU is the only university north of the Uthukela River and can be easily found 1.4km south east of the R102 when travelling from Durban or by using the Global Positioning Satellite co-ordinates -28.858208, 31.840889.
UNIZULU is a comprehensive University offering approximately 252 accredited degree, diploma and certificate courses across its Faculties of Arts; Education; Science and Agriculture; and Commerce, Administration and Law at the KwaDlangezwa and Richards Bay campuses. Popular courses include Law, Education, Nursing Science, Agronomy, Hydrology, Social Work, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Sport Science. UNIZULU students have the opportunity to specialise their degrees according to their areas of interest, within their respective fields. In addition, the University believes in promoting a culture of learning in an environment that is conducive to personal growth and academic development. To further academic development, assistance is provided through the provision of augmented and foundation courses to unleash students’ potential.
Developed in 1960, the KwaDlangezwa Campus is the main campus and is home to the University’s four faculties and academic support departments. The urban Richards Bay Campus was completed in 2009 and is intended to further the University’s entrepreneurial and vocational agenda in conjunction with local industry partnerships and the maritime sector. Courses currently being delivered at the campus include Public Relations, Transport Management and Hospitality Management.
UNIZULU Science Centre
UNIZULU’s internationally acclaimed Science Centre celebrated its 25 Anniversary in 2011 along with the launch of its early childhood development museum, a first for Africa. Located within the Zululand Chamber of Business Foundation (ZCBF) Community Park in Richards Bay, the Centre has received numerous accolades for promoting interest in Science, Engineering and Technology and is home to more than 130 innovative exhibits produced locally and abroad. The Centre forms part of the University’s community outreach initiative that is focused on developing inquiring minds.
International Linkages Office
As part of UNIZULU’s drive to broaden its reach and strengthen its academic and research focus, the International Linkages Office (ILO) has established partnerships with institutions of higher learning across continents, thus globally connecting with experts in various fields. ILO initiatives are based on increasing research capacity, sport and recreation, academic exchanges, scholarly visits and developing new projects that are of benefit to the University community. In addition it offers mentorship and support programmes for staff and postgraduate students applying for scholarly exchange programmes and visits.
Current partners include Manchester University, the Netherlands Organisation for International Co-operation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), Philipps-Marburg University, Appalachian State University, University of Michigan, Jackson State University, Oxford University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Benedict College, Elizabeth Minority Health International Research Training (E-MHIRT), Italian Laboratorio Dei Materiali TASC and ELETTRA, American Councils for International Education and Moi University.
Growth and Development
UNIZULU is firmly embedded in the local context and dedicated to developing local talents. In ensuring the young minds of surrounding communities are developed, several learnerships, scholarships, bursaries and financial aid opportunities are annually made available with academic incentives.
University Students Population – 2013 Figures to replace current figures
The University student population is 16 118 inclusive of 14 819 undergraduates and 1 299 postgraduate students. The University has 101 international students majority of which come from Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and other neighbouring African counties with the remainder from countries in Asia, South America, Australasia and Oceania. UNIZULU female student population is 10 426, with a total of 5 676 male students and 16 students unspecified
St John Vianney Seminary NPC, is both a training facility and a house of formation. As a training facility, it is registered with the Department of Education through the Council for Higher Education as a private provider of higher education, under the Higher Education Act, 1997 with the Registration Certificate Number 2000/HE08/007. Four qualifications are duly registered with the same authorities, namely the Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology (Honours). Fourteen full-time and resident staff members, also known as formators, who are all priests in the Catholic Church, form the core of the teams of lecturers in three departments, namely the Philosophy, Theology and Pastoral Theology Departments. Other lecturers are associates or visiting lecturers who are employed full-time elsewhere, either with neighbouring academic institutions or within the Catholic Church in the region of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Lecturers with suitable qualifications are employed on this basis, regardless of their religious affiliation. The majority of students for the priesthood enter St. John Vianney Seminary mainly as first year Philosophy students after successful completion of the Orientation Year at St. Kizito Seminary. The latter institution admits students who have a minimum of 25 points on completion of their matriculation exams. Students first complete a minimum of two years Philosophy, a basic Church requirement. Others who qualify go on to do a third year of Philosophy. The theological and pastoral training lasts for a period of four and a half years. Upon successful completion of training in the Seminary and on approval of personal assessment according to provisions of church law, students present themselves to their church authorities, the bishops, for ordination and admittance to ministry.
As a house of formation, St John Vianney Seminary NPC, provides for the human growth and development of students in the spiritual, pastoral and communal spheres. Through a well-structured community life in small groups and the larger group of students, each person is given the opportunity to interact with others in constructive ways. In this manner, students learn not only leadership, but also other social skills that would assist them in ministry. Accordingly, resident students live in sections of the house that enables them to identify with a particular group, called a formation group, headed by one of the resident formators, who ordinarily live in the same group area. This group expresses itself through bi-weekly sessions of prayer and worship and other occasional meetings, both formal and informal. Students in a formation group organize themselves that provide service for both the group itself and for the larger student community. The formation group also forms the basic nucleus of teams for inter-block games and sports. Besides formation groups, students ordinarily belong to other groups in the larger student community, namely devotion and prayer groups, sports teams, e.g. football, volleyball, cricket and squash.
For spiritual growth and development, students have an extensive program of training and assistance, including the attendance of two annual retreats, monthly days of recollection, occasional spiritual talks, and monthly one-on-one sessions of spiritual direction. For students who need further psychological assistance, the Seminary provides these services by referral to professionals.
Students’ pastoral training consists in a four and a half year program in which they obtain and practice pastoral skills. Besides class work, students are placed locally according to ability and interest, in certain projects in order to practice pastoral skills. The limited local pastoral placement program, which includes student ministry at Tshwane University of Technology and Pretoria University, ministry at the Hospice and certain Catholic parishes for ministry to the sick and aged, catechism assistance, ministry to children without shelter, and prison ministry. Students who have completed their second year of Theology do a six-month Pastoral Internship period outside of the Seminary in the diocese for which they are students. This program is closely monitored and assessed. Thereafter they return to the Seminary for their final two years of study and formation.
At the end of each academic year, the Formation Staff meet to discuss and assess each student, submitting reports to the President. The President writes personal assessment reports to the bishop of each student.
Currently, there are 120 Residential Students with 22 Day Students, which includes both private students and those from the surrounding religious formation houses
Tshwane South College for Further Education and Training (TSC) is a registered public Further Education and Training institution in terms of the Further Education and Training Act 98 of 1998. TSC is a merger of three former Technical Colleges namely Atteridgeville, Centurion and Pretoria West, as Gazetted in 2001(Notice 7311, Gazette No 240 of December 2001).In 2006, TSC gained her fourth Campus (Odi Campus) from the Orbit FET College as a result of the rezoning of the Provincial borders.
As a public institution, TSC and her counterparts’ fundamental mandate is to indiscriminately equip South Africa’s young people with vocational and occupationally directed skills at intermediate level of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), thus contributing to
the eradication of inequality; poverty and unemployment of the peoples of South Africa; and
the economic growth initiatives of the country.
The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography opened its doors in January 2003 in a quaint historic building on Dorp Street, but due to rapidly expanding application numbers soon had to relocate to Techno Park, the innovation hub of Stellenbosch. This has been our home ever since
In just a short period of time, the Academy became one of the top five creative institutions in South Africa and has maintained that rating for the past six years. Added to this, the Academy was named the number one creative institution in South Africa by the Loeries in 2012.
Our Academic team, led by Dr Ian Marley, are highly educated and experienced within their fields, offering the best instruction and inspiration this country has to offer. In the fast-paced media landscape in which we find ourselves, thinking on your feet and adapting to new tools, media and audiences is key.
Applying creative thinking to new sets of problems means new solutions every day and this is what gets us out of bed every morning. This infectious enthusiasm filters through to our students and results in graduates that can think on their feet and do us proud in the industry.
False Bay TVET College is spearheading the development of the workforce to respond to the growth of the economy. The college forms part of the band of education known as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Our vision is to be the most successful, prestigious and respected public TVET College in South Africa.
Our mission is to develop people by serving as a gateway to employment, small business development, and higher education for the community. We firmly believe that our students must become an asset to our society and have lifelong access to education.