With a large number of private and public schools and a number of internationally renowned universities, South Africa was regarded as a leader in the fields of education for many years.

Still boasting institutions such as three dedicated advertising ‘universities,’ and a 3D/gaming/multimedia degree-level tertiary training institute, many South African graduates have gone on to carve out successful careers in countries all over the world.

Private schools in South Africa fall under the banner of the Independent Education Board, and the facilities at many of these schools rival some of the most advanced schools found elsewhere in the world.

Many children at South African private schools are utilising technologies such as PCs and tablets in their day-to-day learning experiences, while many of those in public schools make use of the mobile Internet. In fact, mobile penetration in South Africa is so high it is estimated that we have 3 mobiles phone per person in the population.

Schools catering to international students

The school year in South Africa can either be 3 or 4 terms long, starting mid-January, and ending in early December.

School Calendars:

Fun facts on SA

Photos of SA

  • Mossel Bay
  • The Drakensberg Mountains
  • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cape Penguin, Boulders Beach
  • Boabab Tree, Limpopo
  • Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town
  • Northern Suburbs, Johannesburg
  • Blyde River Canyon, Limpopo
  • Turtles in Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Great White Shark, Cage Diving, Cape Town
  • Springbok, Karoo
  • 3 Giraffe, Pilanesberg National Park
  • African Elephant, Kruger National Park
  • North Beach, Durban
  • Vineyard, Cape Wine Route
  • Surfer
  • Game Drive (Safari)
  • Union Buildings, Pretoria
  • Table Mountain
  • Beach View, Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Town
  • Jacaranda Trees, Pretoria
  • Sandton Skyline, Johannesburg
  • Burchell's zebra