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The List of Cancelled Private Colleges in South Africa Now

The 2023 list of cancelled private colleges across South Africa.

Cancelled Private Colleges List Released in 2023

These colleges either lost their licenses or stopped operating on their own accord.

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According to the DHET, the registration of the private colleges listed below was cancelled either because they failed to maintain their registration or because they requested to have their registration cancelled.

Colleges cancel their registration when they decide to shut down for good.

De-registered Educor Colleges as of March 2024: The Latest Cancelled Private Colleges to Fall

The registrations of Damelin College, CityVarsity, Lyceum colleges, and Icesa City Campus have been cancelled.

We are shocked that Educor kept delaying a resolution and now stand to close key private colleges.

However, this creates opportunity for existing and new private colleges. Large corporations like Educor prevent market innovation when they dominate.

When it comes to cancelled private colleges, Educor takes the cake by killing four amazing institutions at once!

Not only did they not perform their financial management responsibilities, but they also violated many education principles.

Watch this video to hear the Minister describe some of the wild incidents.

Such as awarding marks for unmarked scripts!

The DHET Statement on the Epic Educor Failure: Cancelled Private Colleges

16 Cancelled Private Colleges in South Africa

Cancelled Private College NameProvince
CAT College Administration and Technical (Pty) LtdGauteng
Kingsbridge College (Pty) LtdNorth West
Learnsys (Pty) LtdGauteng
Melwood Institute of Technology (Pty) LtdGauteng
Power Rush Trading 6 (Pty) LtdKwaZulu-Natal
Rockingham College (Pty) LtdLimpopo
Roseville College (Pty) LtdGauteng
Sandton Technical College (Pty) LtdGauteng, Free State, Limpopo
Savanna College of Computing and Skills Development (Pty) LtdWestern Cape
Stella College (Pty) LtdKwaZulu-Natal
St Paul King’s College (Pty) LtdGauteng
Imra Technology Academy (Pty) LtdGauteng
Easy Business Academic Centre (Pty) LtdGauteng
Ebus-Tech Consulting (Pty) LtdGauteng
Edusa College(Pty) LtdGauteng
Hatfield Tuition and Skills Development Center (Pty) LtdGauteng
Cancelled Private Colleges in South Africa
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Educor’s Cancelled Private Colleges

Cancelled Private Colleges: Educor Institutions Face Closure Amid Financial and Administrative Failures

Minister Nzimande revealed that four Educor institutions failed to submit essential financial documents for 2021 and 2022, questioning their financial viability. These cancelled private colleges sought extensions for compliance but continued to fail in proving their stability.

Complaints from students highlighted issues such as poor teaching quality, inadequate administrative support, corruption, bribery, and unresolved refund requests.

Specific grievances included exploitation of poor students, non-payment, and under-payment of staff.

Institutions like INTEC College and Damelin Correspondence College, under the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO), also faced stability issues and student exploitation.

The Higher Education Quality Committee withdrew accreditation for several programs at City Varsity, Damelin, and Lyceum College.

Nzimande accused the institutions of misrepresenting student enrollment numbers, claiming 50,000 students instead of the actual 13,096. Several campuses closed suddenly due to financial struggles, leaving students stranded. Sites affected include City Varsity in Braamfontein and Damelin in multiple locations.

Nzimande announced that Educor must phase out current students and reimburse those affected. Challenges remain with credit transfers and potential extra fees for students.

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