Widening Access to
Quality Higher Education

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Our Group

Stadio higher Education

STADIO Higher Education follows an OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE strategy which supports STADIO Higher Education being a comprehensive institution with multiple schools, multiple modes of learning delivery (i.e. distance learning, contact learning and blended learning), and multiple campuses, a real first-choice institution.

STADIO Higher Education focuses on inclusivity and quality and is disrupting the South African higher education landscape with its new vision in higher education. STADIO Higher Education offers a wide variety of programmes across its Schools of Commerce, Administration & Management, Education, Fashion, Media & Design, Architecture & Spatial Design, IT, Law, Policing & Law Enforcement, Humanities and soon to come, School of Engineering.

Milpark Education

Milpark Education follows a PRODUCT LEADERSHIP strategy and is becoming the South African leader in Online Distance Learning in Accounting, Business and Financial Services.

Milpark Education provides online educational offerings to the business and finance industries, providing trusted, leading, learning journeys with high levels of holistic support that are accessible and transformative, offering a wide variety of programmes across its School of Financial Services, School of Professional Accounting, School of Commerce and Business School.

Milpark Education believes it can empower people to become more than they dared imagine, unlocking their potential to help shape our collective future.


AFDA follows a PRODUCT LEADERSHIP strategy and is the number one film school in South Africa and the continent.

AFDA is one of the leading outcomes-based Film Schools in the World - its graduates are taught to conceptualise, create and develop indigenous products and commodities for the local and international market. AFDA offers a variety of programmes across its Film School, School of Live Performance, School of Business & Innovation and School of Creative Writing, across its 4 campuses.

AFDA is an award winning institution with its alumni winning multiple awards.

Who we are

STADIO Holdings

STADIO Holdings facilitates the widening of access to quality and relevant higher education programmes in southern Africa through its three prestigious higher education institutions, Milpark Education, STADIO Higher Education and AFDA.


We aim to widen access to post-school learning opportunities for Southern African school-leavers and adults, as we believe in the power of education to transform lives and positively impact society.


STADIO Holdings creates value through the growth and development of its existing institutions through new programme development in Contact and Distance modes of learning,  investing in IT infrastructure, systems and shared services, exploring geographic expansion through greenfield developments, providing strategic direction and input to our institutions,  and drawing on expertise and synergies available within the Group.


Our vision is to be a leading Higher Education provider, accommodating 100 000 students over time.

Why choose us

We are building a
sustainable future

Education plays a critical role in the development of any society and is directly aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015. These SDGs are 17 objectives aimed to assist in tackling the global challenges faced by the world, to ultimately improve human society, ecological sustainability, and the quality of life, by 2030.


The STADIO Group believes that widening access to Quality Education (SDG 4) is inextricably linked to the achievement of all other SDGs and is committed to its ‘WWS’ of Widening access to quality higher education to more individuals, providing qualifications that are relevant and aligned to the World of Work, and focused on Student Centredness)

Our Stats

As at 31 December 2023:

87 Qualifications

54 pipeline programmes

46 508 students

up 10% from 42 463

Revenue up 16%

to R 1414m from R1 214m

Core headline earnings per share up 19%

24.6 cps vs 20.7 cps

EBITDA Margin 28%