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Tertiary Education
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
08 September 2017
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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The South African Tertiary Education Sector


Statistics show that the South African government spends 4.7% of revenue, equivalent to 0.75% of GDP, on Tertiary Education and Training. The country’s 26 public universities, which can comfortably accommodate 500,000 students, are under-funded and overcrowded with a total enrolment of 985,212 students. They are trying to recover from the effects of last year's violent protests against fee increases that caused many Higher Education institutions to temporarily close their doors. There is also overcrowding at the 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges where there are problems with the curricula offered, the lack of suitably qualified lecturers with the appropriate technical skills and industry experience, and a low graduation rate of approximately 33%.


The Growing Private Sector


The Register of Private Higher Education Institutions shows that there were 96 registered and 31 provisionally registered private Higher Education Institutions in July 2017. According to the Project Manager of Milpark College, “Statistics clearly show that the public post-school education system is not able to provide enough opportunities for school leavers and this is where the private providers are able to step in and fill the skills training gap.” There have been a number of acquisitions and developments in the private arena, with market leader AdVTech acquiring distance education institutions, Oxbridge Academy and the University of Africa in Zambia, as well as Capsicum Culinary Studio.


Report Coverage


The report on South Africa’s troubled Tertiary Education sector describes current conditions, the problems facing universities and TVETs and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles 29 public and private universities as well as 16 correspondence and private colleges. Included is ADvTECH’s closest competitor, Curro, which acquired AFDA in August 2017 and expressed its intention of listing its Tertiary unit Stadio on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in September 2017.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Public Higher Education 9
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 16
4.1.3. Regulations 17
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 19
4.2. Continental 20
4.3. International 21
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 22
5.1. Government Initiatives 22
5.2. Economic Environment and Rising Costs 26
5.3. Violence and Unrest 27
5.4. Access to Higher Education 28
5.5. Labour 30
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 31
6. COMPETITION 33
6.1. Barriers to Entry 35
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 35
8. OUTLOOK 36
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 36
10. REFERENCES 37
10.1. Publications 37
10.2. Websites 37
COMPANY PROFILES - EDUCATION BY UNIVERSITIES 38
ADVTECH LTD 38
CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 43
CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FREE STATE 47
CTI EDUCATION GROUP (PTY) LTD 52
DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 55
MANGOSUTHU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 59
MONASH SOUTH AFRICA LTD 63
NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY 65
NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY 70
RHODES UNIVERSITY 75
SEFAKO MAKGATHO HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY 79
SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY 82
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 84
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN 87
UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE 91
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG 94
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL 98
UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO 103
UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA 107
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA 110
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA 114
UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH 121
UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE 127
UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE 131
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND 134
UNIVERSITY OF VENDA 139
UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND (THE) 143
VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 147
WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY 150
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COLLEGES 153
ADVTECH LTD 153
BOSTON CITY CAMPUS AND BUSINESS COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 158
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 162
BUSINESS SCHOOL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (THE) 164
CTI EDUCATION GROUP (PTY) LTD 165
EDUCOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 168
FOSTER-MELLIAR (PTY) LTD 171
MANCOSA (PTY) LTD 173
MILPARK EDUCATION (PTY) LTD 175
PEARSON INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (PTY) LTD 177
REGENESYS MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 180
REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY) LTD 182
RICHFIELD GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 184
SANTS PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION (PTY) LTD 186
SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL OF MOTION PICTURE MEDIUM AND LIVE PERFORMANCE (PTY) LTD (THE) 188
TSIBA EDUCATION 190