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‘Bogus’ college being probed: you won’t find Mount Zion in SA


‘Bogus’ college being probed: you won’t find Mount Zion in SA

The ‘university’ offers qualifications in theology and claims to have international accreditation


The department of higher education will be launching a probe into a university offering qualifications in theology after Sunday Times Daily questioned whether it was registered as a private higher education institution.

The department’s spokesperson, Ishmael Mnisi, confirmed the Mount Zion University of SA, which lists its physical address as Rosedale in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, was not registered with it and had not applied for registration.

The Higher Education Act states: “No independent school as defined in the SA Schools Act or other private education institution may call itself a university or technikon or confer a professorship or an honorary degree or use the title of rector, vice-chancellor or chancellor unless it is registered as a private higher education institution.”..

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