The Hermanus Varsity (HVT) is a bold, unique, initiative
to bring higher education to an underserved coastal region in
South Africa, known as the Overstrand, in the Western Cape
Province. Each year many individuals here qualify for access to
some form of higher education; either diploma or certificate or
degree courses. Most, however, cannot afford higher education,
the cost of which involves traveling outside the region, finding
accommodation, and covering living expenses.

To enable students to ‘live and learn locally,’ the
Hermanus Varsity’s contracts with South African universities to
offer selected accredited programmes and courses to
help graduates find employment in the region. But the Varsity
goes beyond conventional distance education. What makes us
unique is our tutorial system. Tutors are drawn from
professionals who work or retire here, attracted to the region’s
natural beauty of mountains and sea. Most of them will work in
a voluntary capacity.

How long has your Organisation been operational?

18 months

Is your Organisation a registered entity? If so, please list your registration details below for eg: NPO Number, PBO Number, NPC Number etc

NPO Number: 223 -634

PBO Number: 930067141

Do you have a Wish List? If so, please post it below:

Virtual or on-site server
Notebooks and PCs

Where can we find your Organisation online? Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

Making relevant, quality, post school education available to people in the Overstrand. The success of our pilot programme, speaks volumes – our business model works!

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