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The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was founded in 2004 with a vision to “Ignite Opportunity”. 

Mission - to be an innovative learning community that graduates entrepreneurial leaders who ignite opportunity and social change.


TSiBA’s purpose is to create access to tertiary education for determined unemployed youth whose financial and social means exclude them from doing so. TSiBA does this by providing full and sliding-scale scholarships to study accredited, academic programmes at tertiary education level. TSiBA programmes are focused on Leadership and Entrepreneurship with the core objective of placement into employment, postgraduate study, or the pursuit of entrepreneurial ventures.

TSiBA is a non-profit and public benefit organization registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. (Registration certificate no. 2007/HE08/001)


•   Since inception TSiBA has awarded over 4000 annual tuition scholarships to students to study towards  accredited TSiBA programmes.
•   Almost all TSiBA students are first generation tertiary education entrants. Notwithstanding this history TSiBA has consistently produced a >50% throughput rate in the degree programme versus the South African higher education institution national average of 25% for students in 3yr degree programmes in contact education.
•   >25% of TSiBA students graduate in minimum time, which is more than double the national rate of 12% for marginalised students.
•   95% of TSiBA degree graduates are either employed or pursuing postgraduate studies versus the national average of 32%
•   7 TSiBA graduates have been awarded Mandela Rhodes Scholarships, the most prestigious scholarship for post-graduate study in Africa. No other university in South Africa has consistently achieved this level of Mandela Rhodes scholarship awards.
•   3 TSiBA graduates are Kofi Annan Fellows studying towards Masters degrees in Europe.
•   2 undergraduate students have been named as Alan Gray Orbis Fellows.    

•   TSiBA was the Winner of the 2014 Mail & Guardian Drivers of Change award in the category “Investing in the Future Youth Development Award”. The ‘Youth Development’ category assessed projects nationwide that best demonstrated how NPO’s had contributed to the wellbeing of our society, and who go beyond the conventional in anti-poverty and development work.
•   TSiBA was the Winner of the inaugural 2015 Eduweek Higher Education Supplier of the Year Award.
•   Awarded 2015 Bronze Ministerial Youth Excellence Award for “Youth in Rural and Farm Areas”.
Awarded as Winner of Eskom‟s 2014 Eta Awards in the Community Category, focused on the theme of “Institutionalizing energy savings.
•   Awarded 2013 Impumelelo Gold Award for social innovation for being an exceptional model for rural tertiary education.
•   TSiBA Career Centre awarded 2nd Runner Up in the 2015 Western Cape Premier's Entrepreneurship  Recognition Awards.





























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