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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Invest in mental wealth this . Prioritise mental health awareness and find resources that nurture your psychological well-being.

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Applications are still open! Join us on the journey to turn your dreams into reality.

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Be the catalyst for positive change with an education that serves others. Cornerstone Institute can empower you to be a force for social justice.

Applications for 2024 are open! Apply here:

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Discover a place where academic and personal flourishing go hand in hand. On this , choose an institution committed to nurturing an environment where you can thrive.

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Why Cornerstone's Theology Programmes?

We nurture Christ-centric, Spirit-imbued leaders, ecumenically aligned and adept in inter-faith dialogues. Our focus is on fostering inclusive, eco-friendly, and ethically alert leaders.

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We wish you a year ahead with success, growth, and memorable achievements. Here's to new beginnings and a Happy New Year!


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Obstacles can be used as stepping stones to growth. Join a community thriving on resilience.

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Embrace your passion for media studies at Cornerstone Institute, where our dynamic programme opens doors to exciting careers.

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We wish you a wonderful day filled with joy and relaxation this Boxing Day! May you unwrap moments of peace, laughter, and cherished time with loved ones!

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We wish you a joyous and Merry Christmas! May this festive season bring you warmth, laughter, and moments of togetherness. Here's to a celebration filled with love, gratitude, and the spirit of unity.

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Shape young minds and redefine education with our Postgraduate Certificates in Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teaching. Elevate your teaching career with specialised knowledge and hands-on experience. Join us in fostering the leaders of tomorrow.

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Amidst academic pursuits, take a moment to applaud personal triumphs. On this , celebrate your personal victories.

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Did you know? Community Development has evolved in South Africa from a heartfelt volunteer effort to a recognised profession. Now, making a difference in communities is not just a passion but a career path, blending the desire for positive change with the chance to earn a decent living.

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Cornerstone Institute | Beyond a degree, it's a commitment to advancing human dignity and social justice. Discover why choosing Cornerstone means choosing a transformative path. Learn more about our programmes here:

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Embracing the spirit of unity and understanding, we wish the Cornerstone Institute community a Happy Reconciliation Day! May this day inspire empathy, healing, and a renewed commitment to building bridges of connection. Together, let's celebrate diversity and foster a future of

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Transform your future with Business Studies at Cornerstone Institute. Whether you're starting with an entry-level Higher Certificate or pursuing a BCom with majors in Operations, Human Capital Management, Marketing, or Economics, we cater to your educational journey. Elevate your career prospects with us.

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Take a moment to breathe. On this , choose a university that values balance and self-care. Join a community that understands the importance of a healthy mind and body.

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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Make that decision today—explore our short courses, higher certificates, and degrees.

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This year's graduation ceremony took on a special significance, revolving around the inspirational theme, "Sawubona." This Zulu greeting, meaning "We see you, and we value you," perfectly encapsulates the ethos of the Cornerstone community. At Cornerstone, each graduate is acknowledged not only for their academic accomplishments but also for the unique strengths and perspectives they contribute to our institute.

Abdul-Basier Dramat, our acting Chief Executive Officer, emphasised that 'Sawubona' serves as an invitation to genuinely perceive one another, embrace diversity, and forge connections that go beyond the surface.

"Sawubona is a call to perceive one another, embrace diversity, and forge connections that go beyond the surface," said Mr. Dramat

He congratulated the graduates, urging them to embody the spirit of 'Sawubona' as they venture into the world, becoming the change-makers, visionaries, and compassionate leaders that our society desperately needs.

During the ceremony, Mr. Dramat took a moment to acknowledge the legacy of Noel Daniels, the previous CEO.

"Noel was not only a visionary but an embodiment of the word Sawubona. His commitment to education, unwavering dedication to social justice, and ability to truly see and connect with others were truly inspiring," Mr. Dramat remarked.

Noel Daniels passed away in April 2023 after a brief illness. The Cornerstone community extends heartfelt condolences, remembering his profound impact. May his soul rest in peace.

Addressing the graduates directly, Mr. Dramat commended their dedication, resilience, and hard work, acknowledging that they have gained a wealth of knowledge and experiences that will shape their future endeavors.

As these graduates embark on their next adventure, they carry with them the pride and best wishes of the entire Cornerstone family.

"Congratulations, class of December 2023. I do not doubt that you will go forth and make us proud. SAWUBONA," Mr. Dramat concluded.

Cornerstone Institute's graduation ceremony of 2023 was not only a celebration of academic achievements but also a profound recognition of each graduate's individual worth and the collective strength of the Cornerstone community.

The spirit of 'Sawubona' serves as a guiding light for these graduates as they step into the future, ready to make a positive and lasting impact on the world.

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Media Studies | Our programme prepares you for diverse roles in the media industry and connects you with film, advertising, and digital media professionals.

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Your educational journey at Cornerstone Institute is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's about creating a lasting impact. Visualise the positive change you can bring to the world through our programmes. Ready to make your mark? Apply today:

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Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of personal development, family studies, and mental health interventions. Our programme, deeply rooted in the South African context, prepares you for a meaningful career in psychology while instilling core values of inclusivity, excellence, integrity, unity, respect, and creativity.

Join us and embark on a path of knowledge, compassion, and impact.

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Navigating South Africa's Employment Landscape through Informed Education Choices | Geoff Schreiner, Head of Business Studies at Cornerstone Institute, sheds light on the crucial role of education in shaping successful careers.


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This , prioritize your well-being with our holistic approach to education. Join a university that cares about your growth, not just academically but personally too.

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Be intentional about your future. Dream big; apply now! Whether it's a short course or a degree, Cornerstone Institute is your partner in success.

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Chooseday | Choose Cornerstone Institute as your educational cornerstone, where a commitment to social justice and inclusivity is woven into the fabric of learning, inspiring a future of equality and positive impact.

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Ready to conquer the week and your educational goals? Don't miss the chance to apply for our 2024 programmes—short courses, higher certificates, and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that shape dreams!

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Don't be afraid to reach out to the people in your network - they may have the input you need.

Whether you're looking for a mentor, business partner, or just an alternative perspective, involving the people you already know could be a game changer.

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Chooseday | Our experienced faculty includes industry experts who bring real-world insights into the learning environment. Get inspired and build your expertise with Cornerstone Institute!

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