Established in 1959, the University of the Western Cape is a 12 000 student-rich institution with more than 68 departments and over 16 institutes, schools and research centres.
Originally an ethnic college for coloured students, the University of the Western Cape and offers programmes across the faculties of arts, community and health sciences; dentistry; economic and management sciences; education; law; and natural sciences.
Among the sports facilities available are a fully equipped stadium; track and field facilities; racquet sports; cricket oval; rugby and soccer fields; netball courts; basketball courts; a volleyball court and an aquatics centre.
The institution’s Earth Sciences department boasts Applied Geology Lab facilities, Environmental and Water Science Lab facilities, a state of the art Highly Immersive Visualisation Environment and a GEONET Cast Facility.
The University of the Western Cape is located at Robert Sobuke Road, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535 and you can visit University of the Western Cape 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.
Located in Bellville in the Western Cape, Northlink is a seven campus-wide institution established in 2002 following the merger of four technical colleges.
The Belhar, Goodwood, Parow, Protea, Tygerberg, Wingfield and Bellville campuses offer both technical and academic courses in the fields of arts and culture, business, commerce and management, law, military and security, manufacturing, and engineering and technology, among others.
With over 10 000 students, the institution is also the only public FET college with its own international language school.
Various sports activities are on offer at Northlink, as well as cultural events selected to create an awareness of wellness around inclusivity and the development of talent.
Northlink is located at 80 Voortrekker Road, Bellville, 7530 and their website – Northlink – provides comprehensive course and registration details.
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.
Go to University of Cape Town to read more about this institution.
Established in 2004, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance has campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Considered as Africa’s number one film, television and performance school, AFDA is a fully accredited tertiary institution and is internationally recognisable.
With a student body of over 1 200, AFDA, as it is more commonly known, has produced some of the country’s finest actors and filmmakers as well as playing a considerable role in developing a sustainable local entertainment industry.
Among the 22 career focused disciplines offered are programmes such as screen writing, animation producing, cinematography, music composition, costume design, stage acting, post production and television writing.
Films produced by AFDA students have been exhibited at a number of international film festivals and have won various awards such as the Student Academy Award, Cannes Film Festival finalist and South African Film and Television Awards.
You can visit South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance for more information on what they have to offer.
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.
Visit College of Cape Town for more on courses available and how to apply.
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.
Visit INTEC College for more about this institution.
False Bay College has five colleges in the Western Cape spanning across Khayelitsha, Muizenbergm Fish Hoek, Westlake and Mitchell’s Plain.
Among the programmes on offer at the college are those in the fields of hospitality, information technology, engineering, business, safety in society, 2D animation, education studies, boat floating and tourism.
The Muizenberg Campus features outstanding teaching and computer facilities, while the Khayelitsha campus is home to a modern electrical and motors workshop.
The institution’s Westlake Campus boasts a full accredited Decentralised Trade Test Centre and all False Bay campuses house various Open Learning Centres where students are able to access all information needed to complete any task.
Rated as one of the top performing FET institutions in South Africa, the False Bay College offers a rich student life, with activities including talent shows, sports programmes, award ceremonies, cafeterias and a youth advisory centre.
False Bay’s central office is located at Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945 and you can visit False Bay College for more information.
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.
Visit Boland College for more on courses available and how to apply.
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.
Visit University of Stellenbosch to find out more.