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 Centeredness)


Education is unquestionably key to the development of the necessary skills and intellectual capital that will ultimately promote economic growth and development. Access to education plays a pivotal role in providing hope, promoting equality, and ultimately social justice and it is acknowledged that individuals who further their education post-school obtain a wide range of financial, personal and other lifelong benefits, including the skills to not only find jobs, but to create jobs.


As such, society as a whole derives a multitude of direct and indirect benefits when citizens have access to post-school education.

How the group contributes to achieving the SDGS

Community Engagement, Teaching and Learning , and Research are the three core responsibilities of higher education in South Africa, and the Group believes these areas are closely interlinked, and are developing strategies accordingly.

Strategic Partners
Through our 3 destinct private Higher Education Institutions

The Group recognises the key role that higher education institutions must play in educating and equipping individuals with skills to enter the working world as advocates for sustainable development, and climate-related risks – Individuals ready to find much needed solutions for the global challenges being faced as identified through the SDG; graduates who are socially conscious and aware. The Group has integrated community engagement with Teaching and Learning, and Research, as far as possible with the aim to integrate social impact into the curriculum and has identified social consciousness as one of our graduate’s attributes.

Our three institutions have very different offerings, either offering niche programmes that are leaders in their field of expertise, or by offering a comprehensive range of programmes that are affordable, flexible and address the needs of many working adults and individuals looking to study or further upskill themselves. We offer programmes across distance learning, distance learning online and blended contact learning, and aim to reach over 100 000 students in time.

We rely on various relationships in creating and delivering on our suite of academic offerings that are mutually beneficial to the world of work and society as a whole.

Refer to the Group’s Sustainability matrix.