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Technikon Southern Africa

Technikon SA began its life as Technikon RSA in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 1 April 1980 as an off-shoot of Technikon Witwatersrand’s correspondence wing. It was established to provide correspondence education, specifically for police learners at tertiary level – something that no other technikon or university offered.

By 1989, when the institution moved to its Florida campus, the Technikon began to offer a diversity of programmes in management, business and science, and the 1990s proved to be a decade of dynamic change for the institution.

In August 1993, the Technikon launched its new name, Technikon SA (TSA), and was empowered to confer degrees. In 1994, TSA introduced its model of Integrated Learner-Centred Distance Education (ILCDE), which aimed to provide quality learner support. In July 2000, TSA constituted its first Institutional Forum and on 15 November 2002, inaugurated Dr Neo Mathabe as the first black woman to the position of Principal and Vice Chancellor.