Potchefstroom Academy and SAAHST are situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student town. The student-friendly environment ensures that our students remain engaged in learning while providing them with the opportunity of getting involved in recreation and social events. Students get to meet interesting people and share experiences to last a lifetime.
The Academy ensures that our students are prepared for the future and have the necessary skills to succeed as an employer or employee. Furthermore, Potchefstroom Academy has a keen interest in conditioning our country’s future entrepreneurs. We educate our students by providing them with relevant insights and advice on how to successfully market their skills and services through entrepreneurial pursuits.
Our campus is conveniently situated within walking distance from all of the Academy’s residence facilities, nearby shopping malls, sport and recreation facilities and restaurants. Safe parking is available at the residences and next to the campus.


“At Potchefstroom Academy, one does not only make friends, they become like family to you. We have extraordinary teachers who we can look up to and through whom we have acquired a great amount of skills. The education is sensational and the academy makes one feel safe and at home.”

Jolene SmitPhotography - 2014

“To this day I am grateful that I studied at Potchefstroom Academy as I see how their level of education far surpasses most institutes in the industry on a daily basis. Potchefstroom Academy not only gave me the theoretical and practical knowledge to be successful in the beauty industry but also taught me the value of lateral thinking and superior customer service.”

Diana van SittertSomatology

” I am very thankful for the knowledge that I have gained at Potchefstroom Academy as I can walk into a business because I was taught the highest standards.”

Danny JohnstoneInterior Design & Decorating

“If people do not push themselves, they never know what they might achieve. Not only does Potchefstroom Academy stress the quality of work required for a successful career but they also encourage students to push themselves and exceed expectations.”

Robyn GrewarPhotography

“The education I received at Potchefstroom Academy was not only current, giving me a competitive advantage in the field of therapeutic massage therapy. It was also delivered by lecturers who are passionate and well versed in their fields.They really care about what they do and take incredible pride and work into giving the students the best experience.”

Precious NgomaneTherapeutic Massage

“I studied at Potchefstroom Academy and finished a 3 year Higher Diploma in Interior Design and Decorating. The time I spent at the Academy was amazing and the personnel at the Potchefstroom Academy were excellent and provided me with knowledge and expertise for my future.  I now work as Interior Design Consultant at St Leger & Viney.”

Theo Rolihlahla MkololoInterior Design & Decorating