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Distance Education Institutions in Africa

  • The African Virtual University (AVU) is a first-of-its-kind interactive-instructional telecommunications network established to serve the countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The objective of the AVU is to build capacity and support economic development by leveraging the power of modern telecommunications technology to provide world-class quality education and training programs to students and professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Africa - South Africa - Institutions - List of institutions in South Africa included in the International Centre for Distance Learning (ICDL) Database.
  • Africa Growth Network - a distance learning organization that delivers training and education programs via satellite.
  • Allenby In-Home Study (SA) - has developed a dynamic concept of open-learning and learner-centered distance education. This principle of "lifelong learning" enables students to build qualifications on a "credit for credit" basis.
  • Careerwise - SA Distance Education Institutions - Addresses of Distance Education Institutions in South Africa
  • College of Education for Further Training, Roggebaai, South Africa - offers the following programmes via distance learning: the Diploma in Education for the Junior Primary School/Senior Primary School, and the Higher Diploma in Education for the Junior Primary School/Senior Primary School.
  • Department of Adult and Community Education - University of Natal, South Africa - produces a weekly educational newspaper - Learn with Echo - that attempts to use the home as the main arena of learning for basic adult education at a distance and at a mass-scale. The Centre also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Education via distance learning.
  • Distance education in developing countries - Research on distance education in developing countries, with the Institute of Distance Education in Swaziland, Southern Africa, as an example
  • Institute of Distance Education - The Home Page of the Institute of Distance Education in Swaziland, with details of staff and programmes, together with useful links for researchers, teachers and students of distance education
  • INTEC College - Distance Education institution located in Cape Town offering: Computer, Technical, Accounting, Management, Vocational, Language, Professional, Institute, and Secretarial Courses.
  • Lyceum College, South Africa - offers correspondence courses in a wide range of subjects at a variety of levels including: Standard 5, 8, 10; Certificates and Diplomas from the Institute of Vocational Studies; Diplomas or Certificates in Agriculture, Security, Licensing, etc.
  • m-powa Web Based Training - m-powa (South Africa) offers a wide range of services in the Web Based Training environment.
  • Potchefstroom University -  accessible, affordable and quality higher education within the reach of every student in South Africa, through its Telematic Learning Systems.
  • South African Local Support Office for USQ - The University of Southern Queensland (USQ, Australia) offers through this office courses in all six of their faculties, namely Arts, Business, Commerce, Education, Science, Engineering and Surveying.
  • Technikon SA - Technikon SA is a distance education and open learning institution within a flexible learning higher education system in South Africa.
  • Technisa - the only technical college in South Africa to offer tuition by distance education. Technisa cover the whole spectrum - from Adult basic Education and Training, through secondary, tertiary and teacher training, as well as vocational education and training.
  • Tuis - a website for farm management, financial recordkeeping and income tax on a basis of distance education in agriculture, mainly for farmers in South Africa
  • University of South Africa (UNISA) - the largest university in South Africa and one of the largest distance education institutions in the world. UNISA offers internationally recognised certificate, diploma and degree courses up to doctoral level.
  • Vista University Distance Education Campus (SA) - a multi-campus, mixed-mode university providing tertiary education at seven contact campuses based in major black urban areas and correspondence study through a Distance Education Campus based in Pretoria.

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