ABOUT US


Mrs Tina Schöltz, our Managing Director and winner of several national and international commercial and industry specific awards, established Potchefstroom Academy, a Higher Educational provider, in 1981. The Academy has since grown into one of the leading private tertiary institutions of its kind.

In 2003, Tina Schöltz acquired SAAHST, a Further Educational provider. SAAHST provides expert training in Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Nail Technology, which means that students from both institutions benefit from access to the shared facilities, resources and expertise. SAAHST offers a variety of career focused short courses that are targeted specifically at updating, and extending your skills.

Potchefstroom Academy is situated in Potchefstroom, a vibrant student town. The safe, student friendly environment ensures that our students remain engaged in learning while providing them with the opportunity of getting involved in sport and social events. Students get to meet interesting people and share experiences to last a lifetime.

Very few private institutions can boast that they have been educating students since 1981. This sets Potchefstroom Academy apart from those who offer the same or similar courses. Potchefstroom Academy’s management, experienced lecturing teams and support staff, possesses an intimate understanding of providing our students with a unique classroom experience, which is stimulating, interactive, and industry relevant.

Our students can rest assure that at Potchefstroom Academy they will be prepared for the future and have the necessary skills to succeed as an employer or employee. Furthermore, Potchefstroom Academy has a keen interest in grooming our country’s future entrepreneurs. We educate our students by providing them with the relevant insights and advice on how to market their skills and services through entrepreneurial pursuits.

Our campus is conveniently situated and 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.

Our staff and students are committed in giving back to the community, in particular those less fortunate than ourselves. Therefore, this forms an important part of our yearly planning.

Potchefstroom Academy is dedicated about what we do. We take pride in educating our students, ensuring they achieve the best of their ability. Our promise is to deliver quality education without prejudice to all of our students. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus to share in all that we have to offer.