LISOF HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE MOST PROGRESSIVE FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL AND RETAIL EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN AFRICA. OUR ALUMNI POPULATE FASHION AND RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND OUR DEGREES IN FASHION ARE WELL SOUGHT AFTER IN THE INDUSTRY.
WE HAVE ACHIEVED THIS SUCCESS BY DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM THAT IS UNEQUALED IN ITS VARIETY AND DEPTH, BY EMPLOYING AND CONSULTING LEADERS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF FASHION, RETAIL AND EDUCATION AND BY FOSTERING INDIVIDUALITY, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY. STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN A DIPLOMA IN FASHION OR A DEGREE IN FASHION THAT IS UNRIVALED IN ITS SCOPE AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION.
WITH LISOF, YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM A DIVERSE ARRAY OF DISCIPLINES, FROM DESIGN TO MARKETING, STYLING TO BUYING, MERCHANDISING TO PHOTOGRAPHY, AND MANY MORE. AS A MEMBER OF THE LISOF COMMUNITY, YOU WILL EXPLORE, LEARN AND EXCHANGE IDEAS IN A DYNAMIC, INSPIRATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. STUDYING AT LISOF MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT ONLY BE EDUCATED AT A PRESTIGIOUS FASHION DESIGN SCHOOL BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE EXPOSED TO THE INDUSTRY AND BE ABLE TO NETWORK WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.
Henley Business School offers both customised and programmes open to the public, designed to build the people who build the businesses that build Africa and the world.
When you choose Henley Business School Africa as your executive education partner, you access a wealth of international best practice business leadership development and coaching resources that are just as relevant and sought after in Africa as they are throughout the world.
As the official higher education institution for the South African advertising profession, we believe in providing our students with more than just knowledge, skills and practical experience.
By encouraging creative exploration potential is turned into achievement. And as always, innovation is integral to the learning process
AAA School of Advertising was founded in 1986 by the Advertising Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA).
We set and maintain globally-recognised standards for world-class education in advertising
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.
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.
Founded in 2000, the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is an internationally accredited business school, based in Johannesburg, South Africa's economic hub.
As the business school for business, we focus on general management in dynamic markets to significantly improve responsible individual and organisational performance, primarily in the South African environment and increasingly in our broader African environment, through the provision of high quality business and management education. In May 2015 the annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings, a global benchmark for providers of executive education, once again ranked GIBS as the top South African and African business school. This is the 12th year running that GIBS has been ranked among the top business schools worldwide. In October 2014 the GIBS MBA was ranked among the top 100 business schools globally in the prestigious Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings. GIBS is the only business school in Africa to appear in this ranking.
Sir Donald Gordon
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is named after Sir Donald Gordon, in recognition of the contribution to South African business and a significant endowment to GIBS by Sir Donald Gordon, the founder and former chairman of Liberty Life.
Donald Gordon made a major financial contribution at the point of his formal retirement from Liberty Life. Gordon said the reason for the donation was to highlight his appreciation of the quality of the South African business environment, which had enabled him to become a success in the financial services industry, at home and abroad. Gordon's choice of education, as the sector in which he would put part of his financial success, reflects the importance of quality management in the business place. According to Professor Nick Binedell, founder and former dean of GIBS, South African businesses must continue to prepare themselves proactively for the challenges that lie ahead. There is consensus that one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa remains the skills required to be competitive. The Gordon Institute of Business Science prepares future executives, and helps current managers upgrade their skills to confront the emerging challenges through academic and executive programmes. Sir Donald's contribution is consistent with Liberty's view of education as a critical component in business. Indeed, one of the tenets of Liberty "passed on by Gordon" is that the company should put back into the community in return for the support it enjoys.
"Over the years, there has been a fundamental shift from simply looking at a project worthy of support, to projects that promise to be economically self-sustaining and those that center on education," says Hylton Appelbaum, who heads the Liberty Foundation.
Excerpts from the Opening of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Address by Sir Donald Gordon, 14 March 2000.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know; passion in business is everything.
In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is trust.
Remember that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.
Never accept that existing practices can't be improved upon – there will always be a better or alternative way of doing things. If you identify them, see it through to the end with meticulous care.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Demand excellence from yourself and your colleagues and be willing to pay for it.
Take care of your reputation, it's your most valuable asset.
Learn to listen, opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
Watch for big problems, they disguise big opportunities.
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
When starting out, don't worry about having enough money; limited funds are a blessing not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.
Be tough-minded but tender-hearted.
Don't waste time responding to your critics.
Never give up on what you really want to do.
The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
Be bold and courageous.
A ‘home’ for creative’s at the CUT!
The Department of Design and Studio Art at the Central University of Technology, Free State offers students a unique learning experience with the accredited Diploma in Design and Studio Art. This diploma exposes students to Metal Fabrication, Communication Design, Textile and Styling, Visual Art and Digital Imaging in their first year of study. This technologically advanced diploma then offers students the ability to choose one of these subjects as a major in their second year of study while still being exposed to all the others.
Students are taught in small groups by studio experts and even have individual lecturers as their mentors in their third year of study to assist with projects and day to day planning. The studios and buildings are a place where creative’s can feel at home and students are even allowed to decorate and design their own studio environment (with their choice of paint, coffee, cushions etc.) in their third year of study.
To see the work of students and lecturers and what we are up to, we have a Facebook-page for students and prospective students: Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.
The Department of Design and Studio art is where creative’s are born!
Durbanville College (Pty) Ltd. is a registered Private Higher Education Institution that has offered vocational education on a tertiary level since 1992. Besides its own vocational- directed programmes, Durbanville College has a working agreement with the University of South Africa (UNISA) whereby UNISA degrees are presented on a full-time basis. The first intake of UNISA students have already graduated.
The success of Durbanville College may be attributed to a few factors. The College prefers to remain relatively small, and as a result, tuition is offered in small groups. Our lecturers, whose appointments and qualifications have to be approved by UNISA, have practical experience in their fields of expertise, thus ensuring that all course information is relevant to studies. Students enjoy personal attention and as a result, a unique learning culture has established itself. This learning culture, combined with social activities, under the guidance of the student council, forms part of this unique Durbanville College atmosphere. As our students come from all over the country, accommodation is available within walking distance of the college and other amenities. We strive to promote Christian norms and standards at Durbanville College.