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Since our inception in 1996 we have committed ourselves to providing recognised South African qualifications to contribute to the body of managerial talent.



Southern Business School, a leading higher education institution in Southern Africa, is unlocking its full potential with a total of more than 50 qualifications which will soon be available to its students.

Following the completion of Southern Business School’s acquisition by STADIO Holdings in 2019, its consolidation and name change to STADIO Higher Education is now almost complete.

The consolidation enables Southern Business School to vastly expand its qualification offering through access to an array of faculties and schools represented by three other higher education institutions which are also being consolidated into STADIO Higher Education.

STADIO Holdings is a private higher education investment company which, over the past few years, acquired has six tertiary institutions with 14 campuses in South Africa.

Four of these institutions - Embury Institute for Higher Education, LISOF, Prestige Academy and Southern Business School - are currently in a consolidation process to collectively form STADIO Higher Education.

“Within the Southern Business School operational structure, our core values - quality, affordability, recognition and customer service – will still underpin everything we do,” said Southern Business School principal and new STADIO CEO, Chris Vorster.

Vorster emphasised, “The SBS campuses in Krugersdorp and Windhoek, which will reside in the STADIO Faculty of Commerce, Management and Administration as well as the Faculty of Law, remain within my direct ambit of responsibility.

“The consolidation does not mean changes to our tried and trusted quality processes, and our excellent customer service will always remain.”

According to Vorster the integration with STADIO falls in line with their vision to broaden their qualifications and to offer an on-campus learning platform in Centurion which caters for full-time students.

The new STADIO campus in Centurion is being built in the heart of Centurion, just off John Vorster Drive. It is a state-of-the-art multi-faculty facility with a capacity to host 5000 students on a full-time basis.

It will also boast accommodation options for students to live on campus.

A seasoned academic thought leader, Vorster founded Southern Business School in 1996 with 28 students and currently the institution serves 14 000 students.

Now Vorster is entering a new chapter and his team is tasked with establishing STADIO as South Africa’s leading private higher education institution.

During this process they are building two new STADIO campuses – STADIO Centurion and STADIO Durbanville.

“With our new positioning, there will be even more reasons for students to consider us as their preferred gateway to a successful career!” concluded Vorster.


The QUALITY of our programmes and student services is the product of internal quality assurance processes that are continuously monitored. Quality assurance is further enhanced through regular peer reviews that include professional bodies, the expectations as indicated by both the public and private sectors and requirements set out by the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


AFFORDABILITY is paramount to the development of a country such as ours to contribute to lifelong learning. We pride ourselves that we are (continuously) able to meet the demand for quality education at a reasonable price.


RECOGNITION is reflected in Southern Business School’s status as a Private Higher Education Institution and endorsements from public and private Higher Education Institutions. We recognise previous learning experiences.
Our students are special to us and we honour them as the focus of all our actions. At Southern Business School we strive to offer our students a superb learning experience through exceptional CUSTOMER SERVICE
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