Quality Higher Education

Our Institutions

STADIO Higher Education

STADIO Higher Education is the Group’s comprehensive institution and is well on its way to becoming a first-choice institution, offering a holistic experience to its students, with a focus on quality education and inclusivity. STADIO Higher Education’s strategy is on operational excellence and it is set to transform the South African education landscape with its new vision in higher education.

Who is STADIO higher education and what does it offer?

STADIO Higher Education was birthed from the consolidation of four former brands, being Embury Institute for Higher Education , Lisof, Prestige Academy and Southern Business School, and launched in October 2020. This was a key strategic milestone and resulted in STADIO Higher Education becoming a comprehensive institution offering around 50 accredited programmes across its Schools of Commerce; Administration & Management; Education; Architecture & Spatial Design; Media & Design; Fashion; Information Technology; Law; Policing & Law Enforcement; and Arts & Humanities, over both distance learning and contact learning modes of learning delivery, with a physical presence at 8 campuses nationwide.


“We take a profound interest in what our students need, and what our country and the world of work need. We offer higher education specifically designed to not just help individuals realise their dreams, but to help a
nation grow”- Johan Human – COO, STADIO Higher Education


STADIO Higher Education focuses on widening access with success, and in the latest graduate desirability survey, 83% of respondents indicated that STADIO graduates are sufficiently equipped for the workplace.


Visist www.stadio.ac.za

Milpark Education

Milpark Education is becoming the leader in distance learning online, specifically in the accounting and financial services sectors.

Who is Milpark education and what does it offer?


Milpark Education is a registered private institution in the higher education sector of South Africa. Milpark Education currently offers over 20 accredited programmes across distance learning and distance learning online modes of learning delivery.


“We believe that education needs to be accessible, equitable, and inclusive, so we foster an environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow. To do this, we intentionally take a holistic approach to education, ensuring that we support each student on their learning journey based on their individual needs. This new vision promises to redefine our nation’s expectations of higher education and open up new possibilities for students, staff, and clients alike” – Andrew Horsfall, CEO Milpark Education.


Milpark was established in 1997, becoming one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa. Milpark services the higher education needs of various corporate entities as well as public students, through the qualification offerings of five schools: the Business School; the School of Commerce; the School of Financial Planning and Insurance, the School of Banking and Investment, and the School of Professional Accounting (incorporating CA Connect).


Milpark Education’s fast-growing Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (CTA), retained its status as the only fully online programme to be accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The School also achieved the highest pass rate of all distance/online institutions in SAICA’s ITC exam, surpassing many contact institutions by a wide margin. It is the biggest contributor to the CA pipeline in South Africa and making inroads in neighbouring countries.


Milpark Education’s business school continues to be the only AMBA accredited MBA in Africa for online learning.


Visit www.milpark.ac.za


AFDA is well-established as the number one film school in South Africa and the continent. It is a multi-award winning institution, across staff, students and alumni, with industry holding AFDA alumni in high regard.


AFDA is a registered private higher education institution that offers a range of contact learning programmes from Higher Certificate to postgraduate Degree programmes across its Film School, School of Live Performance, School of Business & Innovation and School of Creative Writing. AFDA’s graduates are taught to conceptualise, create and develop indigenous products and commodities for the local and international market by providing a relevant, stimulating, rigorous and globally integrated learning experience that empowers students with productive innovative skills, enabling graduates to grow sustainable creative economies.


Teresa Passchier, AFDA’s CEO says “I am extremely proud of the consistent growth of the AFDA business. Once again, this growth has shown the commitment of the institution to providing a world class, relevant, rigorous and stimulating learning experience to the customer, our AFDA student body. We continue to strive toward concretizing AFDA as the leader, the largest and the most sought after private higher education provider in the creative arts in South Africa.”


AFDA was established in 1994 and has earned a reputation as one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world today. AFDA films are exhibited at numerous international festivals and have been broadcast worldwide, winning many prestigious awards, including the Student Academy Award winner and Cannes Festival finalist in 2006, as well as eight SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) awards for Best Student Film. AFDA is a full member of CILECT – International Association of Accredited Film and Television Schools.”


Visit www.afda.co.za