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'Think rigorously,
so as to act rightly
and to serve humanity better'

(Ex Corde Ecclesiae)

St Augustine -
South Africa's leader
in ethical education  
Make 'win-win' your life's bedrock
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Academic Departments

Reaching all areas of life in the pursuit of Truth, Wisdom & the common good.

The Social Sciences legacy of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition for Africa today.

An ecumenically open & socially responsible theology rooted in the Catholic tradition.

Online Courses

The Centre offers a variety of focused online mathematics courses for students, teachers and others with an interest in mathematics.

News & Events


Interested in broadening your horizon and embarking on lifelong learning for your own intellectual or


The programme aims to apply Christian social teaching to the concrete situation of a country with its


An exciting year ahead for St Augustine College.


“We must change the way we talk about refugees and migrants. And we must

Mar 2020

Why St Augustine

Our mission is to educate morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skilfully to advance the common good and promote respect for the dignity of the human person.
South Africa's leader in the Humanities, St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution opened in 1999. As a private Catholic institution of higher education, we offer a full range of degrees, from Bachelor to Doctorate, as well as a number of short courses for lifelong learning. Rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, our educational offerings are addressed to people of all faiths (or none) and cultures, while particularly relevant to the context and challenges of the South African society today. All our qualifications are registered with SAQA and the DHET, and accredited by CHE.
We are committed to small classes, giving every learner individual attention and personalised tuition. St Augustine has a very high pass rate compared to other South African institutions. Our fees are comparable to those at state universities and a number of bursaries are available. St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution is a member of the global network of the Catholic universities, many of which are among the most highly ranked universities in the world. Click here to find out more about the Catholic identity of the Private Tertiary Institution.

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