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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

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

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

The education legacy of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition for Africa today.

Rapidly growing field of study for those committed to promoting peace.

Leadership skills sought by employers in the South African workplace.

Units & Programmes

Leadership and the Greater Common Good Project seeks to make an important contribution to the public debate in South Africa 

The onlu one of its kind in Africa, the Centre fosters knowledge and provides a professional (5 - year) Training Course in Iconography

News & Events


Should our mission resonate with you, here are three ways in which you can support St Augustine


St Augustine has increased the subjects on offer in its BA degree & resuscitated its MPhil in


Join the St Augustine Alumni Association to reconnect with the College and other alumni and alumnae


"l am Your Leader - l am Following You": On the ethics of political populism in 2017 Europe

Apr 2017

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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