Students Urged To Watch Out For Bogus Colleges

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Bogus College operators take advantage of students who are looking to gain access to further education, leading to these students wasting years on a fake qualification.


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Millions of students graduate from secondary institutions every year, combine that with public tertiary institutions overflowing and desperation, you could find yourself becoming a victim of the bogus college system as well as being defrauded. 

In 2018, the Department of Higher Education succesfully prosecuted 40 individuals that were involved in operating fake schools in South Africa. The Department of Education, South African Police Service and the Prosecution Authority have been working together to find and remove all the fake or bogus colleges in South Africa.

Some of these Bogus College schemes are orchestrated by international influences, which include the United States of America, Europe and other countries within the African Continent. The department have aslo stated that they have been working with the FBI and the other international authorities in order to put a stop to all these bogus college schemes.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Buti Manamela has encouraged the public to do througher research on any college or university that they have the intention of attending, because the department won't be able to catch all the bogus colleges operators. He believes that if the public and the department works together they can shut down the bogus schools in South Africa.

The department have made a list of accredited Universities and FET Colleges that are registered in South Africa which you can view down below.

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