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Studying in South Africa

Choosing a career is never easy, although it is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Choosing where to study is the second most difficult decision to make.

DSJ offers the following support to our secondary school learners:

  • Grade 9: Career’s Day where the subject choice options and related career fields are introduced as learners choose their matric subjects at the end of grade 9. (Life orientation HOD – Me Chantelle Prinsloo)
  • Grade 10: Two weeks Betriebspraktikum/Job shadowing from 10 – 21 July 2023. This is compulsory for all grade 10 learners and is a valuable introduction to the world of work. (Work experience coordinator – Mrs Cherie van Heerden)
  • Grades 11 and 12: Career Expo Day 7 February 2023. A display of tertiary training institutions as well as South African universities. Break-away sessions with career professionals. (Career Guide coordinators – Mr Mlokoti (NSC learners) and Mr Leibesperger (Kombi-Zweig)
  • Grades 11 and 12: Assessment testing. (Life orientation educators using, Phoenix Centre, professionals) Individual discussions for learners choosing to study in South Africa with Mr Mlokoti and in Germany with Mr Leibesperger.
  • Grades 10 – 12: Continuous Information sessions by universities and private tertiary training institutions.

The following may assist you with your decisions:

  • Entry requirements: What subjects and results are required
  • Cost of studies: Loans, bursaries and scholarships available
  • Distance: Technology and online options, accommodation and travel
  • Job opportunities: Workplace, working environment, your personality

The information available below will give you some ideas of what to study, and where in South Africa you will be able to study. All of these institutions are accredited by the Department of High Education.

I hope you will find this valuable.

You are most welcome to come and discuss your options with me during any break and directly after school or email

Cooper Mlokoti

“Your work (and studies) is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs

Latest Information:

Wits University Virtual Open Day 25 June 2021

Study options in South Africa

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Traditional Universities:
TUKS University of Pretoria 
WITS University of the Witwatersrand
UNISA University of South Africa
University of Stellenbosch
University of Cape Town
University of the Free State
Rhodes University
University of Johannesburg

Universities of Technology:
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Tshwane University of Technology
Vaal University of Technology

Registered Private Institutions: (Degrees, Diplomas Or Certificates):
ACT Cape Town
Boston Media House
Centurion Akademie
CTI Education Group
The Da Vinci Institute
Foundation for Professional Development
INTEC College
Independent Institute of Education (Rosebank college, Varsity College)
Lyceum Correspondence College
Monash South Africa
Oakfields College
Potchefstroom Academy
Prestige Academy
Richfield Graduate Institute
Southern African Wildlife College
St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution of South Africa

Business (Tourism, Business Careers, Management):
Boston City Campus and Business College
Cranefield College of Project Programme Management
Henley Business School
IMM Graduate School of Marketing
Institute of Accounting Science
International Trade Institute of Southern Africa
Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)
Milpark Education
Production Management Institute of Southern Africa
Towerstone Leadership
UJ School of Tourism and Hospitality

Creative Arts And Design:
AAA School of Advertising
The Animation School
BHC School of Design
Inscape Education Group
Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts
Greenside Design Centre
Open Window Institute of Art and Digital Sciences
Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy Email: (Virtual Open Day 23 May)
Vega School
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

Ed-U City Campus
Centre for Creative Education
Edutel Higher Education
Embury Institute for Teacher Education
2 Oceans Graduate Institution
Headstart Mercy Montessori Teacher Training Centre
SANTS Private Higher Education Institute
WITS, UP, UCT, UJ all have faculties of education.

Cape Town College of Fashion
Design Academy of Fashion
Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design

Film Schools And Performing Arts:
AFDA The SA School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance
Campus of Performing Arts
Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking

Medicine, Health, Fitness and Beauty:
Camelot International Health and Skin Care Education
Dermatech beauty
Order of St John with Goethe Institut, Geriatric nursing in SA and Germany: Nicola da Silva
UJ Emergency Medical Care: 011 559 4555 or 
Face to Face Academy
Health and Fitness Professionals Academy
Healthnicon Nursing College (Pretoria)
International Academy of Health and Skin Care
Isa Carstens Health and Wellness Academy
International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy
Mediclinic Private Higher Education Institution
Netcare Education (Nursing)

Hospitality And Hotels:
IHT Hotel School
The International Hotel School
Prue Leith Chefs Academy
The Private Hotel School
Turaco Hospitality (Swiss Hotel School)
Capsicum Culinary Studio
UJ School of Tourism and Hospitality

Academy of Sound Engineering
Emendy Multimedia
Cape Audio College

Exercise Teachers Academy
International Institute for Sports Science and Fitness Training
UP Sports Science Education email:

Career Guidance And Study Advice:
Prof Zak Nel Career Counceling
DSJ Phoenix Centre, Dr Ursula Froschauer:
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