Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) was established in 1989 as a private university-level, degree-conferring institution – one of the first of its kind in Southern Africa. We offer 16 undergraduate degrees, lecture-based support for UNISA's Bachelor of Laws degree, three honours degrees and one masters degree within six faculties. All courses are externally examined and moderated by well-qualified academics, public higher institutions, and industry practitioners.
Today, St Augustine offers a full range of degrees in the humanities: from Bachelor and Honours through Master to Doctoral degrees. Fields of study include Education, Applied Ethics, Peace Studies, Theology and Philosophy. In addition, the Private Tertiary Institution offers a 2-year mixed mode programme for the Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies. As St Augustine seeks to serve also those who want to study for their own enrichment or the development of their skills, a number of short, non-degree courses, workshops and public lectures for lifelong learning are available at the Private Tertiary Institution.
Committed to small lecture classes and giving every learner individual attention, St Augustine is big enough to make a difference and small enough to care about all its students. It is one of the few private institutions of higher education in South Africa to design and develop its own degrees, all of which are approved and accredited by the Council for Higher Education, the South African Qualifications Authority, and registered with the Department of Education. Due to its unique teaching programmes, the outstanding commitment of lecturers and personalised tuition, St Augustine has a very high pass rate when compared with other South African universities. As a private institution, St Augustine receives no financial support from the government; however, the fees at the Private Tertiary Institution are comparable to those at state universities. St Augustine works collaboratively with the Catholic Schools Organisation in Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Catholic Institute of Education and the Jesuit Institute South Africa.
Situated across the famous Garden Route and the Little Karoo, the catchment area of the South Cape College (80 822 km2) is the largest of the six FET colleges in the Western Cape.
It includes Beaufort West in the north, Heidelberg in the west, Plettenberg Bay in the east and the coastal line. The population of the college’s catchment area is in the region of 500 000. College programmes are offered to about 1% of this population, with a target of growing to 5% over the next 10 years.
South Cape College, also referred to as SCC, has six campuses in addition to the central office located in George. The campuses are the Beaufort Wes Campus, Bitou Campus in Plettenberg Bay, George Campus, Mossel Bay Campus, Oudtshoorn Campus and Hessequa
Campus in Riversdale. A training centre for Hospitality and Tourism students, the Foster’s manor Guest House, is located in Oudtshoorn. Hostel accommodation is available in George, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.
The institution was established in 1994, with the amalgamation of the George Technical College (initially the George Technical Institute, founded in 1968), Oudtshoorn Technical College (initially the Technical Institute in Oudtshoorn, founded in 1981), the South Cape Technical Institute in George, which started its first activities in the early 1980’s, and Mossel Bay which started operating in 1993 as a satellite of the Oudtshoorn Technical College. SCC was the pilot site for South Africa in this regard, and college mergers followed suit from 2002 onwards.
With approximately 23 000 students, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It is located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB). As a University of Technology, it prioritises the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possess the highest possible qualification that they can get.
The Durban University of Technology is a result of the merger in April 2002 of two prestigious technikons, ML Sultan and Technikon Natal. It was named the Durban Institute of Technology and later became the Durban University of Technology in line with the rest of the universities of technology.
DUT, a member of the International Association of Universities, is a multi-campus university of technology at the cutting edge of higher education, technological training and research. The university aspires to be a “preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship”, and to “making knowledge useful”.
As a butterfly develops from a pupa, so have the students at our institution. From the moment they register as green freshers, to their capping at the hallowed graduation ceremony, our students undergo an intellectual evolution
The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus.
Who we are
“It all starts here” is the NWU’s pay-off line. The NWU was established on 1 January 2004 through the merger of two universities with very different histories, personalities and cultures: the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West. The staff and students of the Sebokeng Campus of Vista University were also incorporated, adding further to the richness of our heritage.
Today, the NWU is recognised as one of the best-managed and most innovative universities in South Africa. We continue to celebrate and encourage multiculturalism, multilingualism and multinationalism.
One word that captures the spirit of the North-West University is “innovative”. This characteristic runs across all our activities and operations, from the research we conduct to our academic offerings, management model, campus structure, student body, community engagement and sports achievements.
The publication known as the “Corporate Profile” reflects the innovative culture and management excellence of the NWU.
The NWU brand
The NWU has a powerful brand that proudly projects our personality and aspirations to the world. The essence of this brand is that we are a leading and sustainable teaching-learning and research university that harnesses diversity and pursues innovation to make a meaningful difference in South Africa and the world.
The brand has three main elements: the NWU logo, name and pay-off line:
• Our logo: The chain of three inter-locking links symbolises the unity of the University and visually express the resolve and sense of partnership within it. The three colours symbolise the diversity of the three campuses and the NWU’s use of diverse education and institutional offerings to contribute to improving the human condition and human relationships.
• Our name: the word-mark North-West University identifies all our teaching, learning and research offerings or sub-brands.
• Our pay-off line: The pay-off line of the University hints at a place where dreams begin - a place where you can visualise your aspirations and future success. It shifts the focus from the University as an institution to the stakeholders of the University and what the University means to them.
The NWU offers students an exceptionally rich range of study choices at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our offerings span the spectrum of academic disciplines, from agriculture and the arts through to commerce, engineering, education, health, law, the natural sciences and theology.
Academically, every NWU campus has something special to offer. For example, the Mafikeng Campus is unrivalled in its approach to animal health and agricultural sciences, while the Potchefstroom Campus has unique nuclear engineering strengths and the Vaal Triangle Campus specialises in economic sciences and information technology.
The NWU has a clear vision for research and innovation. This is to move from being a tuition-based university that does focused research towards a balanced teaching-learning and research university.
Research Entities Model
To speed up the move towards becoming a balanced teaching-learning and research university, the NWU has introduced a new Research Entities Model. This model is designed to put research output on a high-growth, high-performance path by encouraging the establishment of more research start-up groups and creating more scope for growth for existing research teams.
There are four levels of research entities, starting with the “entry level” entity, that of a niche area, followed by a focus area, then a unit and ultimately a centre of excellence.
Through training and empowerment we aim at providing direction, light and hope to people and nations in accordance with God's will.
In order to equip spiritual leaders, we present Bible-based, Pentecostal theological education by means of intramural classes, distance education, seminars, workshops and Bible schools, at both national and international levels
LetabaFET College serves the needs of the Limpopo area by providing affordable, lifelong, quality education and training in line with the social and economic needs of the community. We at LetabaFET College understands that South-Africa with its different sectors needs employers and employees with above-average skills and that is why our programmes are intended to directly respond to the priority skills demands of the Limpopo as well as South African economy. Our qualifications are designed to provide both the theory and practical experience related to a particular vocational field. This ensures access to work opportunities in a work environment or sector relevant to the students’ vocational specialisation.