Boland College was established in its current incarnation in 1998 and is situated in the Cape Metropole in the Western Cape. Its main and oldest campus, founded in 1918, is located in Stellenbosch. The college has four other campuses: Caledon, Paarl, Strand and Worchester.
Boland College was formed as the result of the merger of four independent education and training Institutions following the amalgamation of 152 South African technical colleges into 52 mega colleges. The institution is now one of six Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) facilities in the Western Cape.
The extensive programmes offered at the institution span nine faculties, namely civil engineering and building construction; economic management sciences; electrical engineering; engineering and related design; hospitality, tourism and sport; information technology and agriculture; office management sciences; safety and security; and social sciences.
The qualifications are based on a mix of theoretical understanding and practical experience.
One of Boland College’s primary attractions is the Work Integrated Learning programme, which offers students the opportunity to become involved in internships as part of their qualification.
The college’s main campus is located at 85 Bird Street, Stellenbosch.
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Established in 2004 and spanning across the North-West and Gauteng provinces, the North-West University is a tri-campus institution.
The university, a product of a merger between the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West, offers courses in the faculties of agriculture, science and technology, commerce and administration, education, human and social sciences, law, arts, natural sciences, economic and management science, engineering, health sciences, humanities and information technology.
NWU proudly possesses a state of the art Centre for Space Research leading exploration and training in the field of space sciences.
The institution’s three campuses each boast their own speciality. The Mafikeng Campus presents an unrivalled approach to agricultural sciences; the Potchefstroom Campus is equipped with unique nuclear engineering strengths; and the Vaal Triangle Campus concentrates on economic sciences and information technologies.
Another feature gaining the university popularity is their focus on community engagement in an attempt to make a positive contribution to the North-West Province through developmental activities and community service.
North-West University’s main campus can be found in Sethlogelo Drive, Mahikeng, 2790.
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Ingwe FET College is a five campus wide institution offering programmes in NCV, engineering, business studies and utility studies and is situated in the Eastern Cape.
Sharing borders with Kwazulu Natal and Lesothu Ingwe FET College’s campuses are those of Maluti, Mount Frere, Ngqungqushe, Siteto and MT Fletcher, which are all equipped with professional workshop facilities allowing students to gain practical experience.
Ingwe FET College is a provider of Vocational Education and Training and provides a number of Artisan Trade Test Programmes.
Students are able to gain work experience while earning an income through programmes designed to afford them with the opportunity to build new facilities for the institution.
The institution’s main campus is located in Badibanise Village, Mount Frere, 5090.
Course information and more can be found at Ingwe FET College.
Boston City Campus and Business College was established in 2001 following the national merger of Boston City Campus and Boston Business College. The college’s main campus is located in Johannesburg.
The institution has over 40 campuses in all nine provinces and boasts a student body of over 25 000 who are able to experience the college’s personalised and holistic approach to education in an authentic simulated work environment.
Students can choose from over 100 courses available at Boston City Campus and Business College, which includes degrees, diplomas and short courses.
The award-winning tertiary education institution focuses primarily on offering smaller classes, allowing students to receive individual attention during lectures.
The college’s Boston Media House is one of South Africa’s top training facilities, giving students the opportunity to prepare for a career in the media industry. Programmes such as advertising, public relations, journalism, radio, animation, audio-visual media and video and television are available. Its graduates include popular media figures like DJ Fresh, Mo Flava and Dreshnee.
Boston City Campus and Business College is also affiliated with the Soul Candi Institute of Music, which presents students with the chance to specialise in music production.
The central office is situated at Level 100 Carlton Centre Commissioner, Johannesburg.
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One of South Africa’s oldest institutions, the University of Pretoria was established in 1930 and offers courses in both English and Afrikaans across its seven campuses.
In 2011 the Financial Times ranked UP’s business school – the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences – as the top MBA in Africa.
UP is home to South Africa’s only veterinary faculty – the second oldest in Africa, located at the university’s Onderstepoort Campus. Final year students train at the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, an internationally recognised state of the art facility.
Aside from business and veterinary sciences, UP offers over 1 800 programmes in the faculties of economic and management sciences, education, engineering, built environment and information technology, health sciences, humanities, law, natural and agricultural sciences, and theology.
UP is also the university with the highest research output in South Africa, a title they have maintained since 1996. Many of UP’s researchers are NRF-rated, awarding the institution international status in the field of research.
The university boasts a number of notable alumni, such as Springbok Victor Matfield and writers Chris Barnard and Antjie Krog.
The main campus is located on the corner of Lynnwood Road and Roper Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.
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Established in 1981, the Inscape Education Group is one of South Africa’s leading design institutions with campuses in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Most of the courses offered at the oldest privately owned multi-disciplinary creative institution in the country are focused on primarily practical application and fall into under the fields of graphics, fashion, interiors, architecture, and ideation.
Students enrolled in Inscape can look forward to being involved in events such as the Design Indaba and the Innovation Summit in which they are able to showcase their work.
The Inscape Education Group offers students the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and software, unique student-centred teaching and learning strategies, and interactive courseware.
Inscape’s central office is situated at 193 Corobay Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.
For more about this institution visit Inscape Education Group.
Buffalo City Public FET College is a multi-campus college situated in East London. The Further Education and Training College has four campuses: John Knox Bokwe, East London, St Mark’s and King Street.
The college offers a variety of programmes suited to students who have completed Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12, school leavers, out-of-school youth, unemployed matriculants, and public- and private-sector employees up to the age of 65.
The primary purpose of Buffalo City Public FET College is to provide National Certificate Vocational courses (NCV), which focus on practice in a simulated workplace. The two major schools of study are the School of Business and School of Engineering. Areas of specialisation include the NCV qualifications in mechatronics and safety in society.
A variety of recreational options are available to students, including sporting activities such as soccer, netball, tennis, rugby and chess, and arts and cultural activities such as choir, dance, debating and drama.
Buffalo City Public FET College’s main campus is located in Lukin Road, Selbourne, East London.
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Founded in 1904 and situated in the picturesque and historic Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown, Rhodes University is perhaps best known for its unique character and renowned journalism and media department.
Aside from the burgeoning arts programmes, the institution offers internationally recognised degrees in the faculties of humanities, science, commerce, pharmacy, law and education.
Rhodes’ primary research focus areas are psychology and politics and fine art.
The university caters for over 7 000 students across its 150 buildings and 39 residences and is home to come of the country’s top festivals including the National Arts Festival, and SciFest.
The province’s oldest university, Rhodes boasts over 80 clubs and societies, more than 30 sports programmes, nine dining halls and five libraries.
Notable alumni include Wilbur Smith, Mandla Mandela, Ian Roberts, Lex Mpati, Jeremy Mansfield, Alice Krige, and Ian Smith.
Although Rhodes is the hub of the town, its main offices can be found in Drosty Road in Grahamstown.
For course details and more on the institution visit Rhodes University.
INTEC College was established over a century ago and is one of South Africa’s market leaders in Further Education Training via distance learning offering courses in the schools of business, creative, computer, high school, technical, and vocational.
The institution has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
Through their distinct presence on the internet, Intec creates a platform for students to easily access the virtual online campus and retrieve results, programme information and other administrative details.
Offering more affordable option via distance-learning programmes, Intec allows students to earn a living while studying through flexible study hours.
Intec’s central office can be found at 29 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore, 8001.
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Central Johannesburg College was established in 2001 and is situated in the provincial capital of Gauteng.
The multi-campus college consists of seven sites: Parktown, Alexandra, Ellis Park, Crown Mines, Riverlea, Langlaagte and Troyville.
Central Johannesburg College offers a variety of course options ranging from NQF Level 2 to NQF Level 4 and from National Technical Education (Nated) programmes to National Certificate Vocational (NCV) courses.
The 56 full-time study options are grouped within four schools of specialisation: engineering technology, business development, information communications technology, and health and human services.
The seven campuses possess numerous modern facilities. Crown Mines Campus boasts a state-of-the-art music studio, while Riverlea Campus is home to impressive soccer fields that are the host training grounds for Kaizer Chiefs Football Club’s under-17 squad.
The Central Johannesburg College also features a Centre for Employment and Entrepreneurship Development, aimed at supporting students through their academic career and beyond.
The main campus is located at 5 Ubla Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg.
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Since its inauguration in 1866 the University of Stellenbosch, situated in the scenic country-side of the Western Cape, has been offering courses in English and Afrikaans and has five campuses in Stellenbosch, Bellville and Saldanha.
The 28 000 student-rich institution provides education within the faculties of arts and social sciences; science; education; agri-science; law; theology; economic and management sciences; engineering; health; business; military sciences; and medicine.
The academic excellence establishment is a forerunner in a number of scholarly fields such as animal sciences, mathematical biosciences, wine biotechnology and biomedical tuberculosis research and management.
The University of Stellenbosch’s Tygerberg Campus is home to the institution’s faculty of medicine and health sciences and is affiliated with the Tygerberg Hospital.
The faculty of military sciences is the only one of its kind in South Africa and one of only two in Africa.
The institution lays claim to a variety of notable alumni including Casper de Vries, Naledi Pandor, Beyers Naudè, Riaan Cruywagen, Jo-Anne Strauss, Jan Smuts and CJ Langenhoven.
The University of Stellenbosch’s main campus is located at Stellenbosch Central, 7600.
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Located in Ibika in the Eastern Cape and the product of a three-college merger, King Hintsa FET College offers programmes focused on integrating theoretical and practical experience.
The four-campus wide college is dedicated to providing education and training tailored and receptive to the needs of learners and industry.
The variety of courses on offer at the institution include those in the fields of engineering, business, hospitality, information technology and computer sciences, management, marketing, agriculture, and tourism.
Among the numerous facilities available to students are choir, soccer, rugby, netball, debate, softball, volleyball and modelling.
King Hintsa’s central admin office is located at 218 Mthatha Road, Ibika, Butterworth, 4961.
For more information visit King Hintsa FET College.
The College of Cape Town, situated in the Western Cape, is considered to be the oldest Further Education and Training College in South Africa.
The multi-campus institution was established in 2002 following the union of Athlone College, Cape College, Sivuyile College and Western Province Technical College.
The College of Cape Town boasts a total of eight campuses located in the Cape Town area: Athlone, City, Crawford, Gardens, Gugulethu, Pinelands, Thornton and Wynberg.
The Crawford, City and Thornton campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art Open Learning Centres, providing students with top-class research facilities.
Course options available at the College of Cape Town include beauty therapy, art and design, and building and civil engineering.
The college has two major projects running, namely Plato – a computer-assisted learning system with over 3 500 hours of courseware – and MOT – a projected aimed at reducing violence, harassment and drug abuse among young people.
The College of Cape Town’s central office can be found at 334 Albert Road, Salt River, Cape Town.
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The Tswane University of Technology is a 60 000 student rich institution with a geographic footprint covering the South African provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and the North-West.
Founded in 2004 as the result of the merger between three technikons, the university offers programmes across the faculties of science; arts; humanities; management sciences; information and communication technology; economics and finance; and engineering and the built environment.
Tswane University of Technology’s has seven campuses: Arts, Arcadia, eMalahleni, Ga-Rankuwa, Mbombela, Pretoria and Soshanguve.
Among the state of the art sports facilities available are two swimming pools; athletics, hockey, cricket, rugby and soccer fields; as well as netball and squash courts.
The university’s department of journalism was ranked as one of the 12 potential centres of excellence in journalism training in Africa by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Tswane University of Technology is located at Statsartillerie Road, Pretoria.
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With campuses in King Williams Town, Alice and Zwelitsha, Lovedale Public FET College is focused on addressing the needs of each particular region.
One of the oldest colleges in South Africa, Lovedale aims to combine theory with practice and offers courses in agriculture, business and engineering.
The college’s Alice campus is host to a number of fine art, performing arts and hand and needle craft programmes, while its Zwelitsha campus boasts the first modern, self-catering hostels in the region equipped with modern machinery and workshops.
The King Williams Town campus houses outstanding facilities such as a well-stocked research centre, modern computer labs and classrooms and a stimulated enterprise for business studies.
Among Lovedale’s notable alumni are Thabo Mbeki, Steve Biko, Chris Hani and former president of the South African Cricket board Ray Mali.
The institution’s headquarters is situated at 1 Amatola Row, King Williams Town and you can visit Lovedale Public FET College for more information.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology was founded in Cape Town on January 1, 2005, when the Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon merged.
Students can choose from more than 80 undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its six faculties, which comprise applied sciences, business, education and social sciences, engineering, health and wellness sciences, and informatics and design.
The institution has four campuses in and around Cape Town and a fifth campus in Wellington, and boasts more than 32 000 students.
CPUT’s Bellville Campus is home to a number of progressive facilities, including the multi-million rand Food Technology building, the only facility of its kind in Africa.
The university’s Granger Bay Campus houses the revolutionary Survival Centre, which offers courses in maritime safety and boasts an enclosed harbour area as well as extensive training facilities.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is also the only institution in South Africa offering training in radiography.
The university is also well-attended due to its offering of career-specific short courses.
The main campus is situated in Symphony Way, Cape Town, and you can visit Cape Peninsula University of Technology for more information.
The University of South Africa has a rich history dating back more than 140 years and caters for over 350 000 students in more than 130 countries.
UNISA, in its current formation, is the largest open distance learning university on the continent as well as the longest standing dedicated distance education institution in the world.
The institution offers a wide variety of programmes ranging from short courses and certificate programmes to three and four year degrees and diplomas.
The various courses available at UNISA include those within the schools of accounting sciences; agriculture and environmental sciences; education; human sciences; law; and science.
The university’s is dedicated to raising awareness and preparing to implement sustainable green practices through their Living Green Initiative run by the college of economic and management sciences.
UNISA’s head office is located in Pretoria at Preller Street, although regional offices are situated in all nine South African provinces.
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The three-campus strong Port Elizabeth College is focused on equipping students with the necessary practical, market-related skills in an attempt to contribute to the socio-economic expansion of the country.
The institution offers a wide variety of programmes within the schools of business, engineering, hospitality and tourism as well as an occupational school.
The Russell Road campus is home to the college’s school of business and is equipped with spacious lecture halls, a resource centre and simulated centres for practical experience including a hairdressing salon and a hospitality venue.
Various sports are on offer and the PE College’s choir is one of the top in the country.
Port Elizabeth College’s main campus is situated at 139 Russell Road, Richmond Hill.
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South Africa’s oldest university, the University of Cape Town in the Western Cape, was founded in 1829 and is home to the Groote Schuur Hospital where the world’s first heart transplant took place in 1967.
Aside from health sciences, UCT’s faculties include commerce, engineering and the built environment, humanities, law, and the sciences.
The science, chemical engineering and health sciences faculties boast a wide variety of highly developed research facilities.
UCT is proud of the fact that it has five Nobel Laureates among its alumni and that it is regarded as the top research institution on the continent.
The university is well-known for its academic excellence and the effect it has had on social change and development.
Its beauty is also one of the factors that make this institution popular, as it is located on the slopes of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak and overlooks leafy Rondebosch.
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The Vaal University of Technology is based in Southern Gauteng with its main campus situated in Vanderbiljpark.
The institution is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa and has a student body of over 21 000.
The Vaal University of Technology offers programmes within the facilities of applied and computer sciences; engineering and technology; human sciences; and management sciences.
The university’s Vanderbiljpark campus boasts a state of the art library, fully equipped lecture halls, laboratories and auditoriums.
The Sebokeng campus, also referred to as Educity, is home to a science and technology park and is the headquarters of the Southern Gauteng regional Innovation Hub.
In 2013 the Engineering Council of South Africa fully accredited the institution’s Secunda campus’s electrical engineering programme.
The University is located at Andries Potgieter Boulevard, Vanderbiljpark and you can visit Vaal University of Technology for more information.