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Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is the foremost higher education institution in the heartland of South Africa, dedicated to quality education and training in science, engineering and technology. CUT has developed into a leading institution able to take its place on the national, as well as international, higher education landscape.

CUT, then still known as the Technikon Free State, opened its doors in 1981 with 285 students enrolled in mainly secretarial, art and design programmes. With the restructuring of the higher education landscape a few years ago, CUT embraced its new status as a university of technology and thus positioned itself to succeed as such. On 26 March 2004 the former Technikon Free State officially exchanged its “technikon” status for a tailor-made identity when its new name was published in the Government Gazette – a name that is a true reflection of what the university stands for: Central University of Technology, Free State.

CUT’s history, from its humble beginnings to the proud institution it is today, is reflected in its buildings. The unoccupied buildings of the Commercial High School in St George Street, leased in 1981, soon became too small and a second building in President Brand Street was occupied. In 1988 the university purchased the former premises of the Eunice Primary School campus of the Bloemfontein College of Education. Before long these were followed by the Main Building (today known as ZR Mahabane Building); the bhpBilliton Building, which houses a large portion of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology; Dirk Coetzee Building, which houses the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences; Prosperitas Auditorium, as well as Boet Troskie Hall; and a modern Library and Information Service. Lapeng Student Centre is a hub of student activity that not only renders a valuable service with regard to the students’ requirements, but also ensures that they enjoy every aspect of student life to the full. This centre is equipped with an amphitheatre as well as a cafeteria where students can socialise.

However, it would be a pity if an institution’s progress could be measured only by its state-of the-art facilities. At CUT, progress and transformation go hand in hand. Within our institutional culture, CUT can also be described in terms of the needs experienced within an African context. CUT boasts a diverse student community that is a true reflection of the demographic composition. The implementation of an employment equity plan also guarantees that the academic and support staff are representative. CUT currently employs 1 582 staff members.

CUT offers a wide range of qualifications in its four faculties, namely Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities. CUT also commands respect with its relevant research.

From its inception the institution has been aware of its social responsibility towards the broader community.

The university is aware of the fact that not everyone has the privilege to study at the main campus on a full-time basis. Therefore, selected learning programmes are offered at CUT’s Welkom Campus and Kimberley Regional Learning Centre. An exciting development was CUT’s incorporation of Welkom Campus of the former Vista University on 2 January 2004. Learning programmes in Kimberley are offered in conjunction with the Northern Cape Higher Education Institute. Through the utilisation of modern technology, some learning programmes can also be pursued electronically via the internet. In this way CUT is living up to its status and reputation as a university of technology.

In 2011 the institution celebrated its 30th year of technological innovation – soaring to 2020. The milestone is a reflection of the university’s pursuit of quality education and academic excellence. In our efforts to educate, teach and train our students with the aid of world class technology, CUT will also focus on those values it holds dearly; namely customer service, excellence, innovation, integrity and diversity.

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mvinger@cut.ac.za
1 Park Road , Westdene , Bloemfontein , 9300 , South Africa Bloemfontein
Tel: +27515073151
Fax: 27 51 507-37342

Richfield Graduate Insititute of Technology (PTY) Ltd (Richfield) commenced operations in 1998 in Tongaat previously know as PC Training & Business College. It established branches in the various provinces and today has a national footprint of over 65 sites.

The Institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Further & Higher Education and Training Provider under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Reg. no. 2008/FE07/050) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2000/HE07/008) respectively. The Institution is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Umalusi and numerous SETAs. It is also aligning itself to the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Post School Education qualifications are offered at National FET Certificate, Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels in the fields of Media, Information & Communications Technology and Business, Management and Economic Sciences. In addition skills development, learnerships and Short Learning Programmes are offered at all sites. PCT & BC has a proud track record with over 130 000 learners completing a range of programmes and qualifications in its twenty two year history.

The Institution has made significant progress in increasing the number of accredited sites from 21 to 30, offering 22 Higher Education programmes. In the Further Education and Training Sector, it has 39 accredited sites offering 25 accredited programmes through various SETAs. The Institution also undertakes training with SETAs,corporates,municipalities and government departments.

The Institution has developed an extensive national database of corporate employers that are currently providing work integrated placements for learners. The Institution has a database of over 850 companies that have provided Work Integrated Learning(WIL) for learners. Work Integrated Learning has increased the rate of employability of learners.

The Work Readiness Programme (WRP) complements the theoretical knowledge with contextualised, well structured authentic learning in the work contexts aimed at addressing the needs of employers. WRP addresses areas not included in Work Integrated Learning i.e. WRP complements WIL. From 2011 the Institution implemented a compulsory Work Readiness Programme consisting of life skills, soft skills and employment skills which would bridge the gap between life at college and Work Integrated Learning. The Institution’s intervention of WIL and WRP makes a positive contribution to the standard of Graduates to the corporate world as endorsed by many employers during the employer surveys.
Ratings based on employer surveys regarding the Institution’s Graduates indicate that 86% of employers rated Richfield Graduates knowledge and technical skills as “good to excellent”.

The Institution continues to promote access and success nationally through sponsorship of the Matric Supplement through a joint initiative with the Department of Higher Education and Training, Mondi and Avusa. The Institution’s sponsorship in 2009 was R500 000 and the Total Economic Value was R 3, 2 million. In the year 2010, R750 000 was sponsored and the Total Economic Value was R 5, 2 million. In 2011, R1 million was sponsored and the Total Economic Value was R 5, 8 million.

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info@richfield.ac.za
Richfield Graduate Institute of, Technology, 292 Anton Lembede, (Smith) Street, Durban, 4000 Durban
Tel: +27313049340
Fax: 27 31 307 7170

Designed specifically for students or working professionals. Cranefield’s project management academic programmes are offered globally through online enhanced distance learning, making it possible for you to attend classes interactively live online
Cranefield College’s vision is to provide top-quality private tertiary education of the highest quality both in Africa and internationally, and to remain at the cutting edge of new-economy leadership development education.

Our mission is to continuously to improve the quality of our learning programmes and services to meet our students’ (and, where applicable, their employers’) needs, in order to add economic and social value to society as a whol

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info@cranefield.ac.za
Cranefield House, 569 Rossouw Street, The Willows, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0184 Pretoria
Tel: +27829066903
Fax: 27 (0)12 807 5559

The mission of BTC Southern Africa is to offer people called to Christian ministry a biblically-based, relevant theological education, which focuses on devotional integrity, practical competence and academic excellence. This theological education is shaped by our commitment to the inspired Word of God and our belief that the Church can, and should, be relevant in current society.

In 1951 the Baptist Union of Southern Africa established The Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa. Its goal then was to prepare pastors for Baptist churches. Over the years the college has established itself as one of the premier ministry training institutions in the country with a growing global footprint. The focus has broadened significantly to include the training of pastors, youth pastors, missionaries and leaders of various ministries within the local church.

BTC welcomes students from all denominational and church backgrounds who are willing to accept our statement of faith. We curently have many students from other denominations and a healthy balance generationally on-campus

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info@btc.co.za
260 Oak Avenue, Randburg, JHB, South Africa Johannesburg
Tel: +27118860421
Fax: 27 11 886 0453

Stenden South Africa is a unique Higher Education Institution in the seaside town of Port Alfred. Established in 2001, we pride ourselves with an impressive track record of top quality higher education. Our pillars of Internationalisation, Problem Based Learning, and Research have positioned us at the top of our game with an impressive list of graduates who are making their way in the industry.

Stenden South Africa is an institution where we take pride in a student centred approach of higher education through unique educational methods such as Problem Based Learning, Case Based Learning, and Real World Learning in our learning companies.

Stenden South Africa is an International Branch Campus of Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Stenden University has a long and diverse history of academic performance. Its teacher training degree programme goes back over 100 years. However, Stenden is anything but an old fashioned University. As the turn of the century was approaching, Stenden (back then operating under the name CHN University) chose to launch a pioneering concept known as 'Grand Tour'. The Grand Tour is an old European custom whereby youngsters were encouraged to travel and see the World before settling themselves in a career. Stenden had the desire to re-invent this concept and incorporate it in the different degree courses it offers. By establishing international campus sites the vision to offer a true international education experience materialized.

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info@stenden.ac.za
P.O. Box 2821 - Port Alfred 6170
Tel: +27466042200

Welcome to Helderberg College, an institution with a history of over 120 years delivering high quality, values-based, wholistic education and producing graduates with a difference. If you are on the threshold pursuing higher studies, consider Helderberg College, where you will receive Adventist education. It is stated as “True education means more than pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than preparation for the life that is now. It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, mental and the spiritual powers” (Education, p. 13).

The College is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training of the Government of South Africa and accredited by the Council on Higher Education. The College has a distinct mission underpinned by a philosophy of education based on a biblical and theistic world-view. Furthermore, we have a clear set of outcomes for its graduates in the form of ‘graduate attributes’ for each of the qualifications outlined in the prospectus

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info@hbc.ac.za
27 Annandale Drive , Helena Heights , Somerset West , 7130 , South Africa
Tel: +27218507500

University’s history

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) was established on 1 July, 2005 in terms of the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997, as amended.

The new university was named in honour of an icon of the South African liberation struggle, the late Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu who was a close comrade of Nelson Mandela.

WSU’s turnaround

In October 2011, WSU was placed under administration at the request of the Council, Management and WSU stakeholders.

This period of Administration ended on 30 April 2014. During the past two and a half years, many new systems and processes have been implemented to stabilise the university and re-position the institution on a new trajectory.

WSU is undergoing a significant turnaround strategy to improve infrastructure, to review the academic enterprise, ICT infrastructure, financial sustainability and human resources.

A new institutional statute was gazetted on 17 January 2014 and in May 2014, a new council took over from the former administrator Professor Lourens van Staden.

WSU’s vision

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) will be a leading African comprehensive university focusing on innovative educational, research and community partnership programmes that are responsive to local, regional, national development priorities, and cognisant of continental and international imperatives.

WSU’s mission

In pursuit of its vision as a developmental university, WSU will:
Provide an educationally vibrant and enabling environment that is conducive to the advancement of quality academic, moral, cultural and technological learner-centred education for holistic intellectual empowerment, growth and effective use of information;
Provide and maintain the highest possible standards in innovative learning and teaching, applied, basic and community-based research and community partnerships in cooperation with development agencies, the public and private sectors;
Provide affordable, appropriate, career-focused and professional programmes that address rural development and urban renewal with primary emphasis on science, technology and development studies;
Create a new generation of highly-skilled graduates capable of understanding and addressing complex societal challenges, with critical scholarly and entrepreneurial attributes grounded on morally sound work ethics and responsible leadership

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vc@wsu.ac.za
Walter Sisulu University , Private Bag X3182 , BUTTERWORTH , 4960
Tel: +27474016254
Fax: 27 47 401 6267

Nestled in the hills overlooking the vibrant city of Bloemfontein, lies the South Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS). The facilities can accommodate up to 4 000 students and include lecture rooms, an auditorium, a library and an impressive administration building.

Originally established in the 1980s as a satellite campus for Vista University, it was incorporated into the UFS in 2004. Ever since its incorporation, the UFS tailored the South Campus to play a significant role in the economy of the region, the enhancement of its people, as well as being the hub for distance learning programmes offered by the institution.

One of the main roles of the campus is to draw new students from lower levels of education that would previously not have been able to attain higher education. The South Campus offers programmes for students to gain access to Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education (HE) levels. These programmes enable learners to ultimately enter the mainstream curriculum after completing the preparation courses. Through offering this opportunity, the UFS ensures that students – who might otherwise have fallen by the wayside – get to develop to their full potential and realise their dreams.

In addition, the South Campus also serves as the pivotal centre to more than 6 000 long-distance learners. These students are not able to study on campus due to a variety of factors, such as their geographical location, financial constraints, or having to complete their degrees on a part-time basis as a result of job commitments. The influx of long-distance learners accounts for the South Campus being the fastest growing of the UFS campuses.

On-campus students receive intensive small-group instruction, which has been proven to be a highly successful method of tuition. Distance education is accomplished through the use of online technology and broadcasting mediums.

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info@ufs.ac.za
South Campus , Church Street , Bloemfontein Bloemfontein
Tel: +27514019111

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info@sun.ac.za
​Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 Stellenbosch
Tel: +27218089111
Fax: 27 21 808 3822

Founded by Chris Vorster, Southern Business School (SBS) first opened its doors to 38 students in 1996 and today, its numbers have grown to more than 11 000 students from across Africa, including citizens of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Throughout the years, the institution focuses on its principles of quality, affordability, recognition and customer service in offering accredited higher education through distance learning. With these business values underpinning all of its actions and decisions, the business school has created successful leaders in both the private and public sectors. Southern Business School is passionate about 'creating leaders' - leaders who consider their future and who will be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the development of the economies of Africa leading to job creation, social upliftment, wealth and prosperity. The institution offers formal qualifications in management, business and commerce, law and policing and has three academic schools, namely the School of Business and Economics, the School of Safety in Society and the School of Law.  

The Centre for Management and Leadership Development (CMLD) is an organisational unit within Southern Business School that offers a wide range of short courses and development programmes tailored for both the private and public sectors. CMLD is dedicated to offering students a superb, flexible and accommodating learning experience by keeping students at the focus of all their attentions. Although the CMLD office is located in Gauteng (Krugersdorp area), it operates nationally, geared to deliver training (short courses and management development programmes) in all parts of the continent. 

Southern Business School offers: 
  • Affordable programmes accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). 
  • International recognition.
  • Examination venues countrywide in South Africa and Namibia, as well as several other international venues. 
  • A well-stocked library on-campus with online resources, national and international journals, and approximately 135,000 e-books.
  • Internal quality assurance processes and regular peer reviews to ensure the relevance and quality of all the courses we offer.
  • Opportunities for students to study at their convenience through distance learning, ensuring their education fits in with their lifestyle.
  • Qualifications that endorsed by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), Project Management South Africa (PMSA), Financial Services Board (FSB) and National Treasury (NT). 

The principles of Southern Business School and CMLD provide a solid foundation for year-on-year growth in student numbers and continued improvement of the overall learning experience. At Southern Business School we stay committed to providing and encouraging lifelong learning in our students so that they are able to emerge as thoughtful, confident graduates who can contribute to the economic and social development of Africa. 

Contact info

marketing@sbs.ac.za
Plot 10, Diswilmar Krugersdorp Krugersdorp
Tel: +26461308781, +27116621444
Fax: 27 (0) 11 662 1462