Cornerstone Institute

Higher Education with a purpose. Enrol today and learn to change the world. Degrees, certificates and

Cornerstone Institute is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. We attract students from all over the world and particularly target students from the African continent. We operate within the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Those who join the Cornerstone family do so because the Institution offers th

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At Cornerstone Institute Business Studies, we believe in unlocking the potential of individuals who have yet to experience post-school education.

Our mission is to provide accessible pathways to higher learning for students and employees alike, empowering you to thrive in the evolving landscape of the modern workplace.

For those lacking the required level of mathematical proficiency, our Higher
Certificate in Business Studies serves as an entry point. This programme acts as a stepping stone towards our comprehensive BCom degree, offering a range of specialised majors including Operations, Human Capital Management, Marketing and Economics.

Our curriculum is meticulously crafted, drawing insights from extensive research conducted with employers in both the public and private sectors. Topics such as artificial intelligence, business process automation, agile design and customer experience are woven into our modules, ensuring our students stay ahead of the curve.

Applications close on 30 June 2024

To embark on your journey with Cornerstone Institute Business Studies, apply online today through our website at

Join us in shaping the future of business education


We are excited to announce a critical dialogue on "Inclusive Quality Education for All: Strengthening the Role of the Private Higher Education Sector for Youth Development."

Join us in addressing pressing challenges in the Private Higher Education (PHE) sector, including governance, quality assurance, and funding for underprivileged students. This event will bring together experts to share insights and develop innovative solutions for revitalising PHE in South Africa.

Date: 26 June 2024
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Workshop 17, Watershed, Waterfront, Cape Town

To join the conversation, secure your seat on Quicket:

READ more here:

For more info, contact: [email protected]

Let's ensure inclusive quality education for all!


Cornerstone Institute Autumn Graduation. A Huge Congratulations to our newest Alumni. We are incredibly proud of your achievements and can't wait to see the amazing journeys you'll embark on. Here's to new beginnings and limitless potential.

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Discover the future of industry beyond 4.0! Dive into Sharon Brand's insightful article on the evolution towards 5.0. Explore the fusion of human creativity with advanced technology, and anticipate the profound impacts on manufacturing and beyond.

Read the full article now to understand the skills you will need to learn to secure your future.

Full article here:


Are you feeling overwhelmed with deadlines and exams? Remember to prioritise self-care! Reach out to our on-campus professional counselors for support and learn effective stress management techniques. You're not alone in this journey.

For useful resources and to learn more about Student Development and Support visit:



Information sessions - June 2024

Join us for another series of informative sessions that will open doors to exciting possibilities!

We will host a combination of in-person and online sessions. No matter where you are, you can participate and learn more about our diverse programme offerings.

Reserve your spot now by clicking on the links below!

Business Studies - Discover the world of business and entrepreneurship:

Education - Explore the realm of teaching and learning:

Psychology - Explore the human mind and behavior:

Sociology & Community Development - Gain a deeper understanding of society and its dynamics:

Let us assist you in discovering the perfect qualification for your aspirations.


Craft Your Path: Tailor your education around your life, not the other way around!

At Cornerstone Institute's Business Studies faculty, we understand the demands of a busy life. Our flexible programmes allow you to pursue your degree without sacrificing your commitments.

Whether you're working full-time, raising a family, or juggling multiple responsibilities, we're here to support you.

Take control of your future with education that adapts to you.



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Applying to Cornerstone Institute’s Business Studies is easier than ever!

Simply visit our website, select your desired course and click 'apply now' to kick-start your journey. Our streamlined application and registration process is fully online

Interested in our Higher Certificate in Business Studies? Admission is open to all who hold a National Senior Certificate, or a National Certificate Vocational, or a Matriculation Certificate or equivalent qualification. Mature learners aged 45 years and above can also apply through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Dreaming of earning your Bachelor of Commerce degree? You'll need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor's pass or equivalent, or a Matriculation Certificate (with a University exemption), or a relevant Certificate or Diploma. In addition, you will Mathematics require proficiency.

No need to stress about administrative paperwork – all you need are certified copies of your results and your ID to complete your application.

Still unsure if you meet our criteria?

Reach out to our friendly student administrator, Zezethu Mgweba at [email protected] for personalised guidance.

Your journey towards a brighter future starts here!


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Dr. Noma Nyembo has a Doctorate of Business Administration degree from GIBS. Dr. Nyembo’s doctoral research focused on the social license to operate from a community perspective.

Dr. Nyembo’s working career spans the fields of human resources, stakeholder relations and academic research. Dr. Nyembo is a social impact-focused professional who is passionate about knowledge creation. In addition to teaching, she supervises master’s students and publishes.

Dr. Nyembo is married to Francis and together they have four children. When she is not working, she runs, spends time outdoors, reads and travels.

We are proud to have Dr. Noma Nyembo on the CI Business Studies team! 🏆


Picture the person you aspire to become and let that vision guide your journey. By visualizing your future self, you pave the path to success and fulfilment. Take a moment today to see the greatness within you.


Apply now for the second semester and take the next step in your business career!
Explore our Higher Certificate and Bachelor of Commerce programmes, which offer flexible learning options and expert faculty. Don't wait—applications close on June 30, 2024.

Apply today:


Cornerstone Institute is registered with the Department of Higher Education. Registration Certificate No. 2001/HE08/006.

The Higher Certificate in Business Studies is accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) at NQF NQF 5; SAQA ID 96415.

Our commitment to quality education is reflected in our accreditation, ensuring your journey towards success is supported every step of the way.

Looking for additional information on the enrolment process?

Send us an email at [email protected]


Discover the intricacies of the psychometrics module with Chantel Coralie Ann Retter, Lecturer at Cornerstone Institute. Gain a deeper understanding of what this module entails within our Honours or B. Psych. Equivalent programme.

View our programmes here:


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Hands-on lecturers, student support and career opportunities.

Why not contact Cornerstone Institute’s Business Studies?

Our applications are currently open and will close on 30 June 2024.

Apply here:


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Are you ready to learn to change the world?

Second semester applications are open until 30 June 2024. Take your chance to be part of our transformative programmes!

Learn more about our programmes here:
Begin the application process here:

If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +27 68 704 6496.

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Join a community where diversity is embraced and every student is seen, heard, and valued. Applications for the second semester are open until 30 June 2024. Take the first step towards your inspiring journey of growth and opportunity.

Learn more about our programmes:
Apply here:


At Cornerstone Institute our teaching and learning are based on well-tested theoretical models combined with new cutting edge research 🎓

We aim to ensure that we equip our students with relevant knowledge and practical skills to help them build their careers in these new times.

What’s more, not only is our teaching material top-level, it’s presented by highly experienced, supportive staff.

Invest in a course that’s going to help set yours!

Visit our Business Studies page here:


Elevate your career with skills that go beyond boundaries. From teamwork to adaptability, empower yourself and unlock limitless opportunities today!


Discover the ins and outs of our B. Psych. Equivalent programme from Dr. Seranhi Symengton, Senior Lecturer at Cornerstone Institute. Gain insights into what this Honours level (NQF Level 8) programme entails and how it can shape your future in psychology.

View our programmes here:


Apply now for the second semester!

Explore our diverse programmes:
Higher Certificate in Community Development NQF Level 5
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology NQF Level 7
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Community Development NQF Level 8

Tailor your studies to your needs with distance or contact modes of delivery.
Discover more here:
Apply by June 30, 2024:

Photos from Cornerstone Institute's post 22/05/2024

On Saturday, 18 May, we proudly celebrated the graduation of our students at Cornerstone Institute. This ceremony marked not just the end of an academic journey but the beginning of a new chapter filled with promise and opportunity.

Graduation is a significant milestone, and our students have shown remarkable perseverance and have overcome countless challenges to reach this point. Their determination to stick it out till the end is truly inspiring, and it speaks volumes about their commitment to their personal and professional growth.

Our theme was 'Sawubona,' a Zulu greeting that means 'I see you.' It's an invitation to truly perceive one another, embrace our diversity, and forge meaningful connections beyond the surface. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone is seen, heard, and valued.

We couldn't be prouder of our graduates. They embody our values and the promise of a brighter future. Congratulations to the Class of 2024!


Business Studies | We support you every step of the way!

Our dedicated team is committed to your success, providing guidance, resources and encouragement throughout your educational journey.

Let us help you to reach your goals.

Contact our student administrator at [email protected] 📧


Have you ever heard of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? It’s a game-changer in education!
We believe in customising your education to fit your unique skills and experiences. Explore how RPL for Access and RPL for Exemption can help you tailor your learning journey and achieve your academic goals.

Visit our RPL webpage here:
Let's create a personalised path to success together!


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