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Beware These Colleges are Bogus: Best Full List

When colleges are bogus their only goal is to deceive you and take your money. Bogus colleges are routinely caught by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Why These Colleges are Bogus: Beware of Them!

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Bogus colleges and institutions claim to offer higher education programmes without registration with the Department. These unregistered bogus colleges operate under false pretences, this is a list of them.

Bogus Colleges Often Have Foreign Websites

You Know Colleges are Bogus When:

Bogus colleges use a range of methods to mislead the public. The trends identified by the DHET are a number of online operators committing internet fraud by claiming to offer degrees in 15 days using the name and logo of the DHET.

Their websites appear to be mainly based in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK).

The DHET Steps in When Colleges are Bogus: Money Making Rackets

The DHET List of Bogus Colleges in South Africa

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On a more positive note, click here for a list of registered private colleges and also consider expanding your search for study opportunities by investigating MOOCs.

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Students are warned to be wary of the following kinds of behaviour from institutions:

Complete List of 90 Bogus Colleges Caught in South Africa

COLLEGES ARE BOGUSCOUNTRY/ PROVINCEBOGUS COLLEGE PROGRAMME/S OFFERED
1.   Abidan Bybel “Collage” (Sic) College and UniversityGauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology
2.   Academy of SexologyGautenga)   Degrees and Diplomas in Sexology
3.   Anoited (Sic) UniversityGauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees Theology and Christian Education
4.   Alpha Bible CollegeGauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
2)   Bachelor of Divinity
5.   Awaken Training Institute on behalf of Team Impact Christian UniversityGauteng1)   Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees in Ministry
6.   Back to the Bible Training College in association with Calvary University  and Team Impact Christian UniversityMpumalanga1)   Bachelors of Ministry Degree
2)   Honours
3)   Masters
4)   Doctorate Degrees
Offer degrees on behalf of Calvary University in the UK which is regarded as a bogus college in the Department of Higher Education, Innovation and  Skills  as indicated in the website at www.bbtcblog.blogspot.com as at 16 July 2016
7.   Barkley UniversityUSA1)   Degrees in 15 days. Falsely uses the name and the logo of the DHET.
8.   Beautiko Academy of Beauty (Pty)
Ltd
Pretoria1)   Degrees and Diplomas Operates online from www.studyonline.co.za and claim to be domiciled in the United Kingdom Head  Office:  The  Barn,  Bangle  Farm,  Stoney  Lane  Chantry,  Frome Somerset BA11 3LH.
9.   Beyond Adventure InternshipEastern Cape, Worldwide1)   Diploma in Ministry
2)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology
Claims to be accredited by TRANSWORLD ACCREDITING COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL which is a FAKE accrediting body. Refer to the website at http://transworldaccrediting .com/schools.
Please refer to the website https://www.geteducated.com/college- degree-mills/204-fake-agencies-for-college-accrditation for FAKE College Accreditation Agencies.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FAKE UNIVERSITIES OWN THE ACCREDITING
BODIES THAT ACCREDIT THEM
10. Blackford Centre for Herbal MedicineKwa-Zulu Natal Utrecht United Kingdom1)   Degrees and Diplomas Operates online from www.studyonline.co.za and claims to be domiciled in the United Kingdom Head  Office:  The  Barn,  Bangle  Farm,  Stoney  Lane  Chantry,  Frome Somerset BA11 3LH.
11. Brand SchoolGauteng1)   Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing
Operates on-line from http://www.brandschool.co.za/contact.html
12. Calvary UniversityWorldwide through the internet
only.
1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
13. Calvary Life TutorsGauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
14. Canterbury UniversityWorldwide1)   Diplomas and Degrees
15. Certified
Institute for Management Accountants (CIMA)
Gautenga) Certificate in Business Accounting;
b) Diploma in Management Accounting; and
c) Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
Offered by:
a.    Centurion Academy (Pty) Ltd, Building, Bank Road (Between South Street and Heuwel Street) Centurion City Centre (North);
b.   Spectrium Graduate School of Business from 23 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein.
16. Christian Life TrainingGauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
17. Christian Campus (The)Gauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
18. Correspondence Training AcademyGauteng1)   Diploma in Health and Safety Management as awarded on 5 March 2015.
19. Crane International Academy (Pty) LtdMpumalanga1)   Business Studies
2)   Engineering Studies
3)   Security Studies
The website also indicates that the institution is an accredited institution of higher learning, accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), which is false.
20. Digolo UniversityGauteng1)   Intends to offer Degrees and Diplomas
21. Diploma CompanyWorld- wide, USA, UK and Africaa)  Any qualification including Diplomas and Degrees.
The following fake certificate site offers fake certificates for any school, college or university. They are based in America. The website address is http://www.diplomacompany.co.uk/fake-college-diplomas-and-degrees.
The website address for Africa is http://www.diplomacompany.co.uk/fake-diploma-from-african-university.
22. Durban
Christian Centre Bible Institute
KZN,
Worldwide
1)   Diploma in Ministry
2)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology
Claims to be accredited by    TRANSWORLD ACCREDITING COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL which is a FAKE accrediting body. Refer to the website at http://transworldaccrediting .com/schools.
Please refer to the website   https://www.geteducated.com/college- degree-mills/204-fake-agencies-for-college-accrditation  for FAKE College Accreditation Agencies.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FAKE UNIVERSITIES OWN THE ACCREDITING BODIES THAT ACCREDIT THEM
23. East London UniversityEastern Capea) Master in Corporate Communication
b) Master in Fashion Design
3) Master in Film and Visual Arts
4) Master in Finance
5) Master in Marketing
6) Master in Web Development
As indicated on the website at https://www.masterstudies.co.za/universities/South-Africa/East-London- University/, as of 23 October 2019.
24. Edu-Campus/Hope UniversityGautenga)   Degrees and Diplomas
25. eLearning Systems (Pty) Ltd trading as eDegreeGauteng1)   Bachelor of Business Studies
26. Elkanah Bible College in association with Calvary Life Tutors and Calvary UniversityGauteng1)   Higher Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees in Theology
27. Fargo UniversityUSA1)   Degrees in 15 days
Falsely uses the name and logo of the DHET.
28. Gateway Church International on behalf of Team Impact Christian UniversityMpumalanga1)   Diplomas in Theology
29. Generation Impact Bible CollegePort Elizabeth, South Africa1)   Diploma of Ministry
2)   Bachelor of Ministry
As advertised on the institution’s website at http://www.gibiblecollege.com as at 11 March 2015.
30. Hebraic Teaching Roots Institute on behalf of Therapon UniversityMpumalanga1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
31. Heritage of Faith Bible Institute South AfricaUSA , Botswana, Kenya, South Africa1)   Doctorate in Ministry
32. Immanuel International Bible CollegeKwa-Zulu Natal1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology
33. Immanuel University of Theology International (Pty) Ltd with company registration number 2018/288825/07Gauteng1)   Bachelor of Biblical Theology, CTQA ID No. 18007 NQF Level  7 (240 Credits)
2)   Master of Theology in Biblical Theology, CTQA ID No. 18008 NQF Level  8 (240 Credits)
3)   Doctor of Theology in Biblical Theology, CTQA ID No. 18009 NQF Level 9 (240 Credits)
4)   Doctor of Divinity (Christ Centred Anointing), CTQA ID No. 18010 NQF Level  10 (240 Credits)
5)   Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Theology, CTQA ID No. 18012 NQF Level  12 (240 Credits)
6)   Diploma Programmes.
34. Impact Christian CampusGautenga)   Diplomas, Undergraduate  Degrees Honours and Masters  in  Theology and Christian Education
35. Institute of Business Management and Information Technology (Pty) LtdKwa-Zulu Natala)   Customs Clearing and Forwarding/Shipping Management
Makes the following claims:
Registrar: IBMIT-12701032017DBN Principal
The following is brought to the attention of students:
a)   A 2-week course in shipping costs R8000.00.
b)  A 2-week course in admin costs R8000.00.
c)   Promises jobs that never materialize.
d)  Students are guaranteed jobs pending payment of registration.
e)   The administrator is Brenda Meyers.
f)   Bank: FNB.
g)  Account Number: 62719239388.
h)  Proof of payment to be faxed to 0867609509.
BE WARNED!!!!!!
36. International Institute for Tax and Finance (IITF) now operates under the name of the Thomas Jefferson School of LawGauteng1)   Advanced Diploma in Transfer Pricing
2)   Higher Diploma in Taxation
3)   Advanced Diploma in International Taxation
4)   Advanced Diploma in Tax Procedural Law
5)   Advanced Diploma in Corporate Taxation. 
6) Diploma in Payroll Taxes
37. Intuition CollegeGauteng1)   Diplomas
2)   International Diplomas
As advertised on the institution’s website at www.intuitioncollege.co.za/
as at 25 February 2013.
38. International Theological
Academy
Gauteng1)   Degrees and Diplomas in Theology
39. International UniversityWorldwide but based in South Africaa)   Associate Theology
b)   Bachelor of Theology
c)    Master of Theology
d)   Doctor of Philosophy (Divinity)
e)    Doctor of Jurisprudence Theology
f)    Doctor of Philosophy (Christian Education)
As at 19 September 2018 on the website at
www.http:internationaluniversity.co.za/NWMD/Programs.HTML
40. Jordan Institute of Mission and Ministerial Acts (J.I.M.M.A)Gauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
41. Johannesburg City CollegeGauteng1)   Certificates,  Diplomas and  Higher  National  Diplomas in the  Faculties of Computer Sciences, Engineering, Law, Sciences and Commerce as advertised on the website dated 22 February 2013 at the address www.johannesburgcitycollege.co.za.
42. Johannesburg Varsity CollegeGauteng1)   Degrees and diplomas in the Faculties of Computer Sciences, Law, Sciences and Commerce as advertised on the website dated  22  August  2012  at the address www.johannesburgvarsitycollege.co.za.
43. Joy MinistriesGauteng1)   Diplomas and Degrees in Theology and Christian Education
44. Joy Foundation (The) on behalf of Team Impact Christian UniversityGauteng1)   Degrees up to Doctorates
45. Logos University Operates in conjunction with Unlock Development CentreGauteng USASoon after it was discovered that Unlock Development Centre issued Degrees on behalf of and in conjunction with Calvary University, Unlock Development Centre terminated its agreement with Calvary University and has now entered into an agreement with another unregistered university, that is, Logos University,  Jacksonville, Florida, USA. It is NOT an accredited institution. It is not listed with the Council for  Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the US Department of  Education, so SAQA does not recognise its qualifications.
46. Manchester Open UniversityUnited Kingdom1)   Diplomas and Degrees
47. Maharishi InstituteGautenga)   Bachelor of Business Administration
b)   Master of Business Administration. Maharishi Institute cannot provide training towards a higher education qualification in South Africa on behalf of a foreign institution.
A letter of warning was issued on 24 February 2015.
48. Master Retailing (Pty) LtdGautenga)   Bachelor of Commerce in Retail Management
b)   MBA in Retail Management
On 24 July 2013, the Department issued Master Retailing (Pty) Ltd with a Letter of Warning for the illegal provision of higher education programmes. On 5 May 2014, a further letter was sent out. On 4 August 2014, the Department referred the case to the South African Police Services (SAPS). The case number is CAS122/9/2014. SAPS closed the case since Master Retailing (Pty) Ltd agreed to terminate its illegal operations. It has now emerged Master Retailing (Pty) Ltd purports to offer the Bachelor of Commerce in Retail Management and the MBA in Retail Management. The Department is requesting all students who have been swindled to contact the Department and Constable NTD Makhema at the Wierdabrug police station. The telephone number is 012 353 4000/ 012 6544 035/35.
49. MBA Training CompanyGauteng1)   3-day MBA
50. McFord UniversityWorldwideAny  Diploma or  Degree can be bought over the internet/online at a discounted price in a few days. Once payment is made, it will never be recovered. Google  McFord  University for a  full understanding of the scale of the problem and warn others as well.
51. Monash Technology InstituteGauteng1)   National Diplomas and Certificate Courses
52. Morolan IT ConsultsGauteng1)   Life Degrees and Diplomas
53. New Skills AcademyWorldwidePurporting to offer a range of Diplomas and qualifications, including a Dog Grooming Diploma. There are no contact details provided on the website at https://newskillsacademy.co.za as at 16 August 2018. The website does not provide proof of ownership by either a natural or juristic person. This private provider of education is completely virtual. On 23 October 2018, the Department discovered the following website address: https://newskillsacademy.co.uk/ which operates in an exact manner.
54. New World Mission Dunamis International University (NWMDIU)Worldwide Located in the Northern Cape1) Offers any qualifications.
2) DUNAMIS is a completely fraudulent operation.
55. North West School of Design (Pty) LtdNorth West Province1) Bachelor of Science in Fashion Management and Communication
56. Professional Counsellor Academy of South AfricaWestern Cape, Global1)   Diplomas and Degrees
2)   Diplomas and Degrees
Makes the following false claims:
a) That it provides international accredited programmes that lead to a qualification outcome;
b) That all PCA progammes are accepted by the following bodies, which either do not exist nor do they have any legal standing:
-New World Mission International University
-Professional Training Academy International
-International Accreditation
-Professional Counsellor Association of South Africa
– International Accreditation
-DNA Health Training centre
– International Accreditation
-Association of Christian Counsellors
– International Accreditation
-Global Universities in Distance Education Accreditation
– International Accreditation (GUIDE)
-WEBA Master Agents Accreditation
– WEBA (World Educate Business Association) (WEBA World);
c) That it is a leading supplier of International distance learning courses in South Africa;
d) That students are guaranteed an exceptional learning experience;
e) That it offers more than 250 distance learning courses covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from teaching Mental Health courses, Child care, Social work and Degree [ NWMIU ]; and
f) That thousands of students sign up for our home study courses each year and gain Nationally/Internationally recognized qualifications or certificates to improve their job opportunities.
57. Professional Drafting ServicesGautenga) Mechanical Drafting Certificate
b) Structural Drafting Certificate
c) Piping Drafting Certificate
d) Civil Drafting Certificate
e) Architectural Drafting Certificate
f) Mechanical Draughting Diploma
g) Structural Draughting Diploma
h) Piping Draughting Diploma
i) Civil Draughting Diploma
j) Architectural Draughting Diploma
58. Qualitas Career AcademyGauteng1) Certificate in Business Management
2) Diploma in Business Management
3) National Diploma Health and Skincare
As advertised on the website dated 4 February 2013 at the address
www.qualitasworld. Co.za/contact
59. Quest Computer Skills Centre a) Awarded a Diploma in Office Administration on 14 July 2017
b) Call Centre Diploma
c) Office Administration Diploma
60. Renee Institute of Beauty TherapyGauteng1) Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy
2) Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing
3) Teachers Diploma
61. River Bible InstituteEast Londona)   Associate Degrees in Christian Education
62. Salem Bible College on behalf of Team Impact Christian UniversityGauteng1) Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Doctoral Degrees in Theology
63. School of Lifestyle Medicine (The)Western Capea) 1-year Neuromuscular Massage Training programme
b) 1-2 year ICF accredited Master Wellness Coach program
c) Postgraduate specialization courses
As advertised on the website http://lifestylemedicine.co.za/cpurses as at 12 May 2016.
64. Shaw AcademyWorldwidea)  Diplomas and Degrees
65. Skills Academy (Pty) LtdGauteng – Distancea) Advanced Certificate in Project Management
b) Supply Chain Management Advanced Certificate
c) Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
d) Medical Office Receptionist Advanced Certificate
e) Advanced Certificate in Child Day Care
f)  Advanced Certificate in Child Psychology
g) Advanced Certificate in Crèche Management
h) Facial Skincare Advanced Certificate
i) Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning
j) Advanced Certificate in Events Management
k) Advance Certificate in Tourism Management
l) Advanced Certificate in Tourism Marketing
m) Advanced Certificate in Guest House Management
n) Advanced Certificate Course in Small Business Management
o) Advanced Certificate in Digital Photography
p) Advanced Certificate in Interior Design
66. Skyline CollegeKwa-Zulu Natala) Education and Training (Teaching Certificate)
b) Education and Training (Teaching Diploma)
c) Diploma in Business Administration and Computers
d) Management and Leadership
e) Diploma in Beauty Therapy
f)  Combined Diploma in Beauty Therapy
g) Diploma in Business Studies
h) Diploma in Customer Service
i) Office Administration
Skyline College cannot provide training towards a higher education qualification in South Africa on behalf of a foreign institution.
67. South African Institute of Cranial Studies (The)Kwa-Zulu Natal Gauteng Mauritius Western Cape1)   Diploma in CranialSacral Therapy
68. South African University of ExcellenceMpumalanga1)   Degrees and Diplomas
69. South African Institute for Management (SAIM)Gauteng1) Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Post-Graduate Diplomas
2) Diploma in Business Management
70. South African College of Herbal MedicineWorldwide1)   Endorsed Diploma in Herbal Medicine
71. Spectrium Graduate School of BusinessGauteng1)   Professional Higher Certificate in Marketing Management;
2)   Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing;
3)   Diploma in Office Administration;
4)   Professional Diploma in Marketing Management;
5)   BBA in Marketing Management;
6)   National Diploma in Project Management;
7)   National Certificate in Bookkeeping;
8)   National Diploma in Public Sector Accounting;
9)   National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management (ICB);
10) National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting (ICB);
11) National Diploma in Financial Accounting (ICB);
12) National Diploma in Financial Accounting (ICB);
13) Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA);
14) Diploma in Accounting and Business (ACCA);
15) Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business (ACCA);
16) Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA);
17) ACCA Professional (CA) – Chartered Accountant
72. Style Design College of South Africa
(Pty) Ltd
Kwa-Zulu Natal1)   Degrees and Diplomas
73. Swiss Hotel Management SchoolGauteng1)   Degrees and Diplomas
74. Study for Career SuccessUSA1) Degree in 15 days
Falsely uses the name en logo of the DHET.
75. Team Impact Christian UniversityUSA & South Africa1) Diplomas, Undergraduate Degrees, Honours, Masters and Phds in Theology and Christian Education
76. Teamwork Bible CollegeUSA. Operates through various bible schools in South Africa1) Diplomas, Undergraduate Degrees, Honours, Masters and Phds in Theology and Christian Education
77. Therapon UniversityUS Virgin Islands Dominican Republic Operates through various bible schools in
South Africa
1)   Diplomas, Undergraduate Degrees, Honours, Masters and Phds in Theology and Christian Education
78. Thomas Jefferson School of Law in conjunction with the International Institute for Tax and Finance (IITF)Gauteng1)   Advanced Diploma in Transfer Pricing
2)   Higher Diploma in Taxation
3)   Advanced Diploma in International Taxation
4)   Advanced Diploma in Tax Procedural Law
5)   Advanced Diploma in Corporate Taxation
6)   Diploma in Payroll Taxes
As advertised on the institution’s website at www.iitf.net/contact-iit/ as of 24 January 2013.
Soon after the listing of the International Institute for Tax and Finance, the institute went on-line and started operating under the name of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
79. Umdali InstituteGermiston1)   Divinity Degree awarded in 2012
2)   Bachelor of Theology awarded in 2014
3)   Bachelor of Theology awarded in 2011
4)   Degree in Counselling awarded in 2012
5)   Bachelors Degree awarded in 2013
6)   Masters in Practical Theology
7)   Masters in Counselling
Falsely records itself as a University.
They use the title Doctor and Professor without the authority to do so.
80. Trinity International Bible UniversityWestern Cape1)   Honours, Masters and PhD in Theology
81. Universal College OutcomesGauteng2)   National Diploma Early Childhood Development
82. Unlock Development CentreGauteng1)   Doctor of Philosophy
2)   Works in collaboration with “Calvary University”
3)   Issues the certificate at Chester, UK, Calvary University Inc. Reg. No. 31881
This company was never registered in the UK.
4)   Satellite campus for Therapon University in the USA
5)   Now works in conjunction with Logos University
83. University of ArabiaGauteng1)   Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies
84. Watchman University (Pty) LtdMpumalanga1)   Degrees in Theology
85. WW.IT-IQ Training and Solutions (Pty) LtdGauteng1)   Diploma WD_CM_EM_SM;
2)   Diploma CGI;
3)   B.Tech Computer Systems and Electronics Communication;
4)   BTech Computer Systems and Process Instrumentation;
5)   B.Tech Electronics and Electronic Communications;
6)   B.Tech Power Engineering (Heavy Current Electrical);
7)   BTech Mining Engineering;
8)   NDIP in Electrical Engineering: Mechatronics;
9)   Diploma ISS (Database/Networks/Communications);
10) Diploma CA;
11) IT  (NQF  7)  MCSD_ABWD  (Microsoft  Certified  Software  Developer  and advanced Business and Web Development);
12) Advanced International Business Systems and Web Development;
13) National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical (NDENG);
14) National Diploma: Engineering: Civil (NDECI);
15) National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical and Clinical Engineering (NDEEN – CEN);
16) National  Diploma:  Engineering:  Electrical  Computer  Systems  (NDEEN  – COS);
17) National Diploma: Engineering: electrical, Electronics and Electronic Communication (NDEEN –EEC);
18) National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical, Mechatronics (NDEEN – NEC);
19) National  Diploma:  Engineering:  Electrical  Power  Engineering  (NDEEN- EN);
20) National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Process Instrumentation (NDEEN-PIN);
21) National Diploma: Engineering: Industrial (NDEID);
22) National Diploma: Mining Surveying Engineering: Chemical (NDENG);
23) National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical (NDEMC);
24) National Diploma: Mine Surveying: (NDMSR);
25) National Diploma: Mining Engineering (NDMIN);
86. WW.IT-IQ
Training and Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Gauteng26)  National Diploma; Pulp and Paper Technology (NDPPT);
27)  National    Diploma:    Engineering    National    Diploma:    Engineering:    Chemical (NDENG);
28)  National Diploma: Engineering: Civil (NDECI);
29)  Baccalareus Technologiae: Engineering: Engineering Chemical (BTENC);
30)  Baccalareus  Technologiae:  Engineering:  Electrical  Clinical  Engineering  (BTELN  – CEN);
31)  Baccalareus  Technologiae:  Engineering:  Electrical  Computer  Systems  (BTELN  – COS);
32)  Baccalareus  Technologiae:  Engineering:  Electrical  Power  Engineering  (BTELN  – PEN);
33)  Baccalareus Technologiae: Engineering: Process Instrumentation (BTELN – PIN);
34)  Baccalareus  Technologiae:  Engineering:  Electrical  Telecommunication  (BTELN  – TEL); and
35)  Baccalareus Technologiae: Engineering: Mechanical (BTMEE).
Makes the claim that the following qualifications are the equivalent of National Degrees and National Diplomas yet there is no evidence that these programmes are equivalent to a degree or a National Diploma and even if they were it is not clear why a student would spend 4 to 5 years and at least R300 000.00 on a programme which does not entitle him/her to claim the award as a Degree, a Diploma or a National Diploma as recognised on the South African NQF.
1)    3 Years IT (MCSD_ABWD);
2)    3 Year Dip.WD_CM-EM-SM;
3)    4 Years (PM);
4)    3 Years Dip.CGI;
5)    4 Years MDD; and
6)    Add one extra year to MSCD/ISS Programmes.
Claims to be a tuition centre for UNISA but no MoU was submitted to the Department. Refers to itself as a college and university when it is NOT registered as such with the Department.
87. Woburn Business School – Falsely claims to offer degrees in conjunction with Aldersgate College and Amity University.Gauteng1)   Bachelor of Business Administration
2)   Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
3)   Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
4)   Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
5)   Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
6)   Bachelor of Science in Accounting
7)   Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resources Management
8)   Bachelor of Business Administration Business Leadership
9)   Bachelor of Business Administration Strategic Leadership
10) Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
11) Bachelor of Computer Science
12) Bachelor of Business Administration Finance & Banking
13) Bachelor of Public Administration
14) Bachelor of Information Technology
15) Bachelor in Secondary Education
16) Bachelor in Elementary Education
17) Bachelor of Arts in English
18) Bachelor of Arts in Church Management
19) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
20) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
21) Masters of Business Administration
22) Master of Business Administration in Marketing
23) Master of Business Administration in Accounting
24) Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Development
25) Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management
26) Master of Business Administration in Accountancy Technology
27) Master of Business Administration in Business Leadership
28) Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership
29) Master of Business Administration in Public Administration
88. Woburn Business School – Purports to offer degrees in conjunction with Aldersgate College and Amity University.Gautenga)   Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
b)   Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance
c)    Master of Philosophy (By Research)
d)   Master of Science in Computing
e)    Master of Science in Information Technology
f)    Master of Science in Civil Engineering
g)    Master of Arts in Educational Management
h)   Masters of Arts in English
i)    Master of Arts in Christian Education
j)    PhD Degree by Research in any area of specialization.
k)   PhD in Public Management.
l)    PhD in Business Management
m)  PhD in Business Entrepreneurship.
n)   PhD in Educational Management
o)    PhD in Engineering
As per the website at http://www.woburn.co.za/index.php/contact-us/ as of 4 March 2016.
89. Word  in Action Ministries on behalf of Team Impact Christian UniversityGautenga)   Certificate to Doctoral Degrees
90. Zetaweb Institute for Business Systems and IT TrainingWestern Capea)   Diploma in Information Technology
b)   Diploma in Filming and TV Production
c)    Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism

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Finding Legitimate Study Opportunites: Always Check if Colleges Are Bogus

Here is a comprehensive list of currently registered learnerships, click this link to see what opportunities to look out for. Correctly registered providers of these qualifications can be found on the QCTO website.

Lists of new Job Qualifications

Qualifications lead you to providers. Search for the qualifications online to see who is advertising the courses you want to do and then check that they are listed on the QCTO.

How to Protect Yourself When Colleges are Bogus

Students are advised to register their complaints on HELLOPETER so as to alert other students.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO KNOW THEIR RIGHTS AS STUDENTS which are enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997) and its Regulations, the Continuing Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006) and its Regulations and the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008), which protects consumers from unconscionable, unfair, unreasonable, unjust or otherwise improper trade or practices; and deceptive, misleading, unfair or fraudulent conduct. This Act, further highlights the following:

  • Consumer’s right to cancel advance reservation, booking or order;
  • Consumer’s rights with respect to delivery of goods or supply of service;
  • Right to information in a plain and understandable language;
  • The right to fair and honest dealing;
  • Right to fair, just and reasonable terms and conditions; and
  • Right to fair value, good quality and safety.

The Office of the Consumer Commission can be contacted at 0861843384.

Claiming Refunds from bogus colleges and universities

Resources to Protect the Public

  • The Higher Education Degrees Datacheck (HEDD) has developed a ‘Degree Fraud’ toolkit which is available at the link: http://cdn.prospects.ac.uk/pdf/Advice%20and%20Guidance%20on%20Degree%20Fraud%20for%20HE%20Providers.pdf
  • Further information can also be found at: www.hedd.ac.uk
  • The United States of America (USA’s) Department of Education lists the accredited institutions it recognizes on its website at http://www.ed.gov./admins/finaid/accred/index.html

The following websites provide information on the extent of the problem of bogus colleges:

  • http://www.credentialwatch.org/reports/mcquaid.shtml
  • www.theguardian.com/education/2012/may/14/students-private-colleges-closures-immigration
  • http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogus_colleges_in_the_United_Kingdom
  • http://www.counterfeitdegrees.com/;
  • www.degree.net;
  • http://cpol.army.mil/library/nonarmy/opm-bogus-ed-credentials.doc;
  • http://monitor.icef.com/2015/06/uk-rolls-out-new-service-to-help-fight-diploma-mills-and-degree-fraud/; and
  • www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33062052.

This information was extracted from the DHET registers published on their website.

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