Vaal University of Technology

About Vaal University of Technology

Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), it originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).

As part of the transformation of the higher education sector in 2004, institutional restructuring reduced, through mergers and incorporations, the number of institutions of higher education and training in South Africa from 36 to 23. Vaal University of Technology was subsequently established under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997.

Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of about 21 000 students. The University is well positioned to make a substantial contribution to the development of human capital in the southern Gauteng region, the country and the continent.

It has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences.

VUT has four campuses. The Vanderbijlpark Campus is situated on 4.6 hectares of land with a state-of-the-art Library, lecture halls, laboratories, auditoriums and offices. Three satellite campuses extend the academic business of the university into Secunda andKempton Park (also in Gauteng) and Upington, in the Northern Cape. An extension to the main campus is located in Educity,Sebokeng, which is being developed into a Science and Technology Park and the seat of the southern Gauteng regional Innovation Hub. VUT is located in a highly industrialised area alongside major petro-chemical, steel, engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing companies. It is also surrounded by communities with poor economic backgrounds.

Vision

VUT is the university that leads in innovative knowledge and quality technology education

Mission

To produce top quality, employable and entrepreneurial graduates who can impact society through:

  • Adopting cutting-edge technology and teaching methods
  • Producing a scholarly environment conducive to learning and innovation
  • Developing a Programmes and Qualifications Mix (PQM) that  meets the needs of society in Africa and beyond.

http://www.vut.ac.za/

University of Limpopo

UL Mission,Vision,Motto

Vision

To be a leading African University focused on the developmental needs of its communities and epitomising academic excellence and innovativeness

Mission

A University which responds actively:

  • To the development needs of its students, staff  and  communities,
  • Through relevant and higher quality education and training, research and community engagement, and
  • In partnership and collaboration with its stakeholders.

Values

  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Academic Freedom
  • Excellence and Professionalism

https://www.ul.ac.za/

University of Venda

Message from the Vice Chancellor

University of Venda – developing responsible citizens

Welcome to the website of the University of Venda, known as Univen.

Your interest in our University is most welcome and very much appreciated. We are committed to excellence and are working towards becoming a quality driven, financially sustainable, rural based comprehensive University.

Our goal is to develop responsible citizens who will impact positively on the growth and development of South Africa. Univen has the necessary human resource capital and is ready to serve as the engine that drives the regional growth and development strategy in South Africa in general and the Limpopo Province in particular.

As part of the restructuring of higher education in South Africa, Univen was mandated by government to become a comprehensive University. This entails a fundamental academic planning exercise that involves the re-engineering of our core business. Committed to quality and excellence, we offer a diverse range of academic, professional and career focused programmes – both on undergraduate and postgraduate level – that are relevant to the job market. These range from Agriculture, Health Sciences, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Law, Human and Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Environmental Sciences to Education and community engagement.

Thank you for visiting our website and I hope you found it helpful. Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information or assistance.

With best wishes

Professor Peter Mbati
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

 

http://www.univen.ac.za/

Durban University of Technology

ABOUT DUT

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.

http://www.dut.ac.za/contact_us

Unisa Online

Unisa
About
About unisa

The leading ODL university

As Africa’s leading open distance learning institution, we offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources that inspire learners to create meaningful futures on their own terms.

We are the African University shaping futures in the service of humanity

Who we are

Who we areWe are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible open distance learning institution that is motivating a future generation. We offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources. Our vision “towards the African University shaping futures in the service of humanity” drives us to find answers to Africa’s educational and developmental problems.

Our history

Our historyExplore the more than 140 years of Unisa’s existence and celebrate our decades of service to students in South Africa and beyond. Learn more about Unisa’s evolution from a small, colonial examining body into one of the world’s largest open distance learning institutions — an exuberantly African global leaders.

What we do

What we doThe three core business areas of Unisa are teaching, research and community engagement. Our world-class research is spearheaded by the Research and Innovation portfolio and community engagement by our Community Engagement and Outreach Policy. We also place great importance on the celebration and promotion of our African arts and culture through various endeavours.

Governance & management

Governance and managementManagement at Unisa is ultimately responsible for creating an environment and culture that is conducive to the attainment of the university’s vision to be the African university in the service of humanity. Part of this responsibility lies in determining the mission, values, goals, objectives, strategies and policies that will safeguard and promote this vision.

Facts & figures

Facts and figuresOffering study opportunities to more than 400 000 students from across South Africa, Africa and other parts of the world, Unisa offers a diverse choice of study fields at levels from certificate to degree. The university is considered South Africa’s most productive* accounting for 12.8% of all degrees conferred by the country’s 23 public universities and universities of technology.

http://www.unisa.ac.za/

University of Western Cape

University of Western Cape

About UWC

​The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.

Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society. In particular it aims to: Advance and protect the independence of the academic enterprise.

CONTACT CENTRE

University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa

info@uwc.ac.za | +27 21 959 2911

North-West University: NWU

THE NWU

NWU @ a glance

Where we are

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.

Corporate Profile

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.

Study choices

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.

Academic programming

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.

Research

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.

http://www.nwu.ac.za/

University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand Logo

About

Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice.

Our partners, networks and relationships serve as catalysts for the great ideas that help us to make the impossible, incredible. We invite you to join us on our extraordinary journey to effect meaningful change in society and pave the way for a bright future for generations to come.

Contact

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Braamfontein 2000
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1000

Admission enquiries
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1888
www.wits.ac.za/askwits

Fees: feesoffice.finance@wits.ac.za
Funding: info.finaid@wits.ac.za

International student enquiries
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1054/5
studysa.international@wits.ac.za

Visitor Information

Wits University offers a wealth of sightseeing and educational opportunities for tourists and first-time visitors.
Take a virtual tour of our campuses which are spread over more than 400 acres in Parktown and Braamfontein. Maps are easily accessible to help visitors navigate and enjoy our world-class facilities. Experience the arts by browsing through our current events or discover the diversity of our rich heritage by visiting one of our museums or centres here.

University of the Free State

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The University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa. It opened its doors in 1904 on the Bloemfontein Campus with a mere six students in the Humanities. Since then, our institution has grown to more than 34 127 students, spread across seven faculties over three campuses.

Main Building, Bloemfontein Campus

In addition to the founding campus, the university has a South Campus in Bloemfontein. This smaller campus provides alternative access to higher education for promising students who have not obtained the required marks in their final school examinations. Our vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the Eastern Free State serves a rapidly-growing number of rural students from the immediate area and surrounding provinces.

The changes taking place at the university continue to capture the imagination of people everywhere, including the international media, and our growing base of international universities.

Inspiring excellence. Transforming lives. These objectives are the driving forces at the heart of the UFS. Through our Human and Academic Projects, we are a university internationally recognised for human reconciliation and compassion as well as for excellence in academic achievement.

Qwaqwa Campus

Academic Project
One of the reasons for the broader interest in the UFS is our very public commitment to the highest academic standards. This is at the core of our Academic Project. The UFS is a strong academic institution, marked by distinctiveness in teaching, research, and public scholarship. The Academic Project includes rigorous academic entrance qualifications for first-time students, elevated standards for the professoriate, the transformation of undergraduate curricula, the recruitment of world-class professors, and the identification and promotion of next-generation professors.

Human Project
The UFS remains conscious, however, of its responsibility to turn ideas into action, to make research count in the lives of ordinary people, and to develop a spirit of service through scholarship among our students. Through our Human Project, the UFS seeks to connect the teaching and research of the university to the improvement of human lives. Our scholarship of service, through a myriad projects and initiatives, makes the vital connections between campus and communities through the production and dissemination of knowledge. In these pursuits, the university makes human reconciliation one of the foundations of its mission.

Contact Us

University contact numbers

Write to:

Bloemfontein Campus
Qwaqwa Campus South Campus
University of the Free State
P.O. Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300
South Africa
Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
Kestell Road
Phuthaditjhaba
9866
South Campus
PO Box 339
Church Street
Bloemfontein
9300

Visit us:

Bloemfontein Campus Qwaqwa Campus South Campus
University of the Free State
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Park West
Bloemfontein
Qwaqwa Campus
Kestell Road
Phuthaditjhaba
South Campus
Church Street
Bloemfontein

Maps of our campuses

Or telephone:
Bloemfontein Campus: +27(0)51 401 9111

Qwaqwa Campus: Tel: +27(0)58 718 5000

South Campus: +27(0)51 401 9111

For general information, e-mail: info@ufs.ac.za

University of KwaZulu-Natal

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VISION

To be the Premier University of African Scholarship.

MISSION

A truly South African university that is academically excellent, innovative in research, critically engaged with society and demographically representative, redressing the disadvantages, inequities and imbalances of the past.

PRINCIPLES AND CORE VALUES

The University aspires to be a positively transformed institution based on a clear understanding of its goals for broad and comprehensive change underpinned by shared values. These values serve as a framework for all its endeavours.

As the University community we pledge ourselves to:

  1. Actively encourage and respect the right of all scholars, staff and students to engage in critical inquiry, independent research, intellectual discourse and public debate in a spirit of responsibility and accountability, in accordance with the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy.
  2. Promote access to learning that will expand educational and employment opportunities for all.
  3. Embrace our responsibility as a public institution to support and contribute to national and regional development, and the welfare and upliftment of the wider community, through the generation and dissemination of knowledge and the production of socially-responsible graduates.
  4. Conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards, and provide education that promotes an awareness of sound ethical practice in a diverse society.
  5. Manage and run our institution in conscious awareness of the environment, and foster a culture of responsible, ethical and sustainable use of natural resources.
  6. Ensure effective governance through broad and inclusive participation, democratic representation, accountability, and transparency that serves as an example that contributes to building the democratic ethos of our country.
  7. Acknowledge the value of the individual by promoting the intellectual, social and personal well-being of staff and students through tolerance and respect for multilingualism, diverse cultures, religions and social values, and by fostering the realisation of each person’s full potential.

GOALS

The goals of the University are:

  1. African-led Globalisation:
    To promote African-led globalisation through African scholarship by positioning the University, through its teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and innovation, to enter the global knowledge system on it.
  2. Responsible Community Engagement:
    To contribute through knowledge to the prosperity and sustainability of our province, and to nation-building, by connecting with and committing ourselves to the communities we serve in a manner that adds value and earns their respect, admiration and trust.
  3. Pre-eminence in Research:
    To build a research ethos that acknowledges the responsibility of academic staff to nurture its postgraduate students, and to be a pre-eminent producer of new knowledge that is both local and global in context, and defines UKZN as the premier university of African scholarship.
  4. Excellence in Teaching and Learning: To promote excellence in teaching and learning through creative and innovative curriculum design and development, pedagogical strategies, and assessment
    practices in accordance with the highest quality management principles.
  5. Institution of Choice for Learners:
    To establish the University as an institution of choice that values students in all their diversity and has a student-centred ethos, providing students with curricula, teachers, infrastructure and support services designed around their needs and producing well-educated, competent, sought-after graduates.
  6. Institution of Choice for Staff:
    To establish the University as an institution of choice that attracts and retains academic and support staff of the highest calibre by creating an intellectual environment that fosters and stimulates academic life, and a climate of organisational citizenship in which all staff recognise and understand their role in ensuring the success of the University.
  7. Efficient and Effective Management:
    To establish and maintain efficient, effective management systems and processes that provide a caring and responsive service to meet internal and external needs in a pragmatic and flexible manner.

    EDGEWOOD HOWARD COLLEGE  MEDICAL SCHOOL  PIETERMARITZBURG  WESTVILLE
    DBN: +27 31 260 1111  |  PMB: +27 33 260 5111  |  or Call +27 31 260 8596 and follow the voice prompts
    EMAIL:
    education@ukzn.ac.za enquiries@ukzn.ac.za undergrad@ukzn.ac.za enquiries@ukzn.ac.za enquiries@ukzn.ac.za
    CAMPUS WIDE ADDRESS
    Corner of Richmond &
    Marianhill Rd,
    Pinetown

    Private Bag X03
    Ashwood
    3605

    Mazisi Kunene Road,
    Glenwood
    Durban

    University of KZN
    Durban
    4041

    Umbilo Road
    Durban

    Private Bag 7
    Congella
    4013

    King Edward Avenue
    Scottsville
    Pietermaritzburg

    Private Bag X01
    Scottsville
    3209

    University Road
    Westville

    Private Bag X 54001
    Durban
    4000

    UNIVERSITY WIDE APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION
    Physical Address
    Mazisi Kunene Road,
    Glenwood
    Durban
    Postal Address
    University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Durban
    4041