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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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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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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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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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 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.
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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Following the merger of the former Technikon of the Freestate and Vista University’s Welkom Campus in 1981, the Central University of Technology emerged in Bloemfontein with regional centres in Welkom and Kimberly.
CUT has enjoyed over 30 years of technological innovation and academic excellence, offering over 50 programmes to a student body of nearly 14 000.
The programmes available at CUT span across the faculties of management sciences; engineering; information and communication technology; health and environmental sciences; and humanities.
Students can utilise CUT’s various state of the art facilities such as libraries, a24-hour computer lab and a wide range of sports facilities.
CUT’s Welkom Campus and Kimberly Regional Learning Centre cater for individuals unable to study full-time at the main campus by offering selected learning programmes.
The Bloemfontein FabLab, a smaller version of a production factor used by students to create prototypes and encourage peer-to-peer learning by making imaginative ideas tangible, is one of CUT’s chief attractions.
The Central University of Technology’s main campus can be found at 20 President Boshof Street, Bloemfontein, 9320.
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The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has campuses in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.
The merger in April 2002 of ML Sultan and Technikon Natal resulted in the Durban Institute of Technology, which later changed its name to what it is today.
Some 23 000 students attend lectures across the Ritson, City, Indumiso, ML Sultan, Riverside, and Steve Biko campuses.
The institution boasts a number of faculties, including business studies, accounting and informatics, applied sciences, arts and design, engineering and built environment, health sciences, management sciences, and writing.
The university’s main campus is located in Steve Biko Road, Berea, in Durban.
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The University of Fort Hare was founded in the Eastern Cape in 1916 and was the academic home of political leaders like Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Govan Mbeki and Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
Established as an institute of higher learning for black Africans, its focus today is on the reshaping of post-apartheid South Africa.
The university has experienced nearly a century of academic excellence and has campuses in Alice, Bhisho and East London.
Its faculties include science and agriculture, social sciences and humanities, management and commerce, as well as the Nelson R Mandela School of Law.
The NRM Law School is a world class legal institution proudly possessing numerous alumni who now occupy leadership positions at the South African Bar and Bench.
The University of Fort Hare is also home to a high-tech Audio Visual Centre situated in East London and boasts top class pre- and post-multimedia production facilities.
They are located in Alice. For more information visit University of Fort Hare.
The University of the Free State was established in Bloemfontein in 1904 as the Grey University College with six students.
Today UFS has over 33 000 students stretched across their main campus in the Free State capital and the Qwaqwa satellite campus.
Overlooking the vibrant City of Roses, the 111-year-old institution boasts more than 100 departments and seven faculties, which include economic and management sciences; education; law; theology; and more.
The university promotes multilingualism by offering classes in Afrikaans and English.
UFS’s Disaster Risk Management and Education Centre for Africa produces the only postgraduate qualification in disaster management offered on the continent.
The institution is home to the only permanent resident string quartet at a South African university, the Odeion String Quartet, which plays an integral part in the development of classical and orchestral music training in the Free State.
You can find the University of the Free State at 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein, 9301.
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The University of Johannesburg, popularly known as UJ, was created in 2005, and today more than 50 000 students attend this Gauteng institution.
There are four campuses – Auckland Park Kingsway, Auckland Park Bunting Road, Doornfontein and Soweto.
The campuses vary in size and offers courses in the fields of art, design and architecture; economic and financial sciences; education; engineering and the built environment; health sciences; humanities; and management.
There are also various facilities available such as micro-laboratories, libraries, sport facilities, shopping centres, restaurants, and health clinics.
The UJ Arts and Culture scene is one of the institution’s most popular attractions for students, boasting desirable activities such as dance, drama, choir, musical theatre and visual art.
The university is also home to the UJ Island, the location where the Rand Afrikaans University was constructed on Oase Farm in 1934.
Attractions and facilities on the UJ Island include a fire place, swimming pool, braai facilities, wild animals, sports facilities, conference room, parks, accommodation, a boat and a bar.
Find the University of Johannesburg’s main campus at Kingsway and University Roads, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
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The University of Kwazulu-Natal, also known as UKZN, was formed in Durban in 2004 following the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal.
The student-rich institution boasts a total of five-campuses – Edgewood, Howard College, the Medical School, Pietermaritzburg and Westville.
Among the approximately 2 000 academic programs offered, the University of Kwazulu-Natal is home to a variety of courses categorised under four main colleges, or faculties – the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science; the college of Health Sciences; the College of Humanities; and the College of Law and Management Studies.
The University of Kwazulu-Natal boasts roughly 42 000 students and is rated one of the three African universities that fall under the top 500 universities in the world.
UKZN’s medical school houses the Doris Duke Medical Research Institute, focused on clinical research.
Among its graduates are Spud author, John Van de Ruit, high profile business man, Sol Kerzner and renowned television math and science, William Smith.
State of the art facilities available to students include the sophisticated Information Technology and Communications Division, various libraries among the campuses, health clinics, sports fields and student counselling.
The main campus can be found in Mazisi Kunene Road, Glenwood, Durban.
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The University of Limpopo formed in 2005 following the merger of the Medical University of Southern Africa and the University of the North.
The university is situated between Polokwane and the Magoebas Kloof and boasts two main campuses – Turfloop and Ga-Rankuwa.
The University of Limpopo’s main campus is situated at Mankweng-E, Polokwane.
The institution’s four main campuses include Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences and Agriculture, and Management and Law.
One of the University of Limpopo’s primary attractions is the Limpopo Agro-Food Technology Station (LATS), which launched in 2008 as an initiative to improve Agro processing services in the province.
Based on Turfloop Campus and using cutting edge technology, the station aims to ensure that food processing information is made available to the public, particularly those living in rural areas of Limpopo.
The University of Limpopo also boasts a state of the art Science Centre which allows students to experience practical participation in scientific experimentation and technology. The centre is open to students, teachers and the general public.
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The Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) was founded in 1979 and is based in Umlazi, near Durban.
For over 35 years the university has focused on the needs of the community by co-operating closely with commerce and industry and placing this as the central focus of all courses.
The institution hosts three primary faculties: management sciences, engineering and natural sciences.
Situated on the outskirts of Durban, the campus overlooks the Indian Ocean, providing students with a beautiful sea view.
Students can stay active by taking advantage of the various sporting facilities available including soccer, rugby, and baseball fields, tennis and netball courts, and aerobics and bodybuilding amenities. Other recreational options include ballroom dancing, karate and badminton as well as the opportunity to participate in the widely acclaimed choir.
Another popular feature is MUT’s impressive video library, boasting more than 2 300 titles supporting every academic discipline offered at the institution.
MUT is proud to house the Institute for Rural and Community Engagement, a pro bono legal clinic launched in 2014 as a means of uplifting the community by providing free legal advice to those unable to afford legal services.
Mangosuthu University of Technology’s main campus is situated at 511 Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi, Kwazulu Natal, 4031.
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In 2005 the University of Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth Technikon and Vista University’s Port Elizabeth Campus united to form the Nelson Mandela University.
Its 27 000 students and six campuses – five in Port Elizabeth and one in George – have secured Mandela University’s place as the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape.
Situated a stone’s throw away from some of Port Elizabeth’s most pristine beaches, Mandela University boasts a variety of institutes and centres aimed at broadening the institutions research parameters. These include AEON – the Earth Stewardship Research Institute – the Centre for Law in Action and the Centre for African Conservation Ecology.
Mandela University’s state of the art Genetics Laboratory and psychology clinic make the university a first class choice among students from across the globe.
Aside from this, Mandela University’s faculties include arts, business and economic sciences, education, engineering, the built environment and information technology, health sciences, law and science.
The university’s North and South campuses are located on the Mandela University Private Nature Reserve, home to the popular Grysbok Environmental Trail and a variety of wildlife including zebra, bush pigs, caracals, and various species of birds and reptiles.
The university’s main campus is situated in University Way, Summerstrand, in Port Elizabeth.
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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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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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.
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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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