South Africa’s most affordable higher education institution,
Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (RGIT), won the 2017 National Business of the Year award.
The ceremony was held on 16 November 2017 at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, and marked the 15th anniversary of the National Business Awards.
Richfield is South Africa’s leader in affordable and technologically enhanced learning. Richfield began in 1990 as PC Training and Business College in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, as a small enterprise.
At that time, hardly anyone knew the term “e-learning”, or how big it was to become.
Since then, this pioneering company has evolved in tandem with the explosion of digital across almost three decades, to becoming the knowledge powerhouse it is today, with 33 higher education campuses
and 40 TVET campuses countrywide. Having recently won several international awards in Oxford (UK), Geneva (Switzerland),
Rome (Italy) and London (UK) – ranging from “perfection, quality and ideal performance” to “sustainability, quality achievements and technology integration”
KNOWLEDGE POWERHOUSE – it was therefore not surprising that Richfield took South Africa’s top business award for 2017.
The institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Further and Higher Education
and Training Provider under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 and the Higher Education Act, 1997, respectively.
The institution is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Umalusi and numerous SETAs. It is also aligning itself to the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
PARTNERSHIP WITH STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
On 26 May 2018, RGIT hosted a visiting professor, Professor Krista Rodriguez, from Monroe Community College, State University of New York.
Professor Rodriguez provided an in-depth lecture on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and provided opportunities for the students of RGIT.
She explained that it is now possible for students across various continents to interact with each other
and to collaborate on projects that may be required for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) compliance.
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