celebrating 25 years of rbs - a legacy of excellence in higher education

celebrating 25 years of rbs a legacy of excellence in higher educationu

This month Regent Business School reached a remarkable milestone ' celebrating its 25th anniversary. This momentous occasion is a testament to the institutions unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in higher education, particularly in the domains of distance learning and private education. As we celebrate this landmark, it is an opportunity to reflect on Regent Business Schools journey and the enduring success it has achieved.

Dr Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director at Regent Business School reflects on 25 years of excellence and innovation: In 1998, a small yet determined team of founders, under the wise guidance of the late Professor Yusuf Karodia and the late Professor Naran Bhana, embarked on a mission to democratise higher education in the dawn of South Africas democracy. With courage, a strong commitment to people, a deep understanding of the importance of human capital development, and a pioneering spirit, they sowed the seeds of Regent Business School. Over the past 25 years, we have grown from modest beginnings into an academic powerhouse that prioritizes education for impact.

One of the hallmarks that set Regent Business School apart is its pioneering approach to distance learning through an innovative hybrid system. Notably, not all classes are confined to the campus, making quality education accessible to a diverse student body. Regent Business School has recognised the evolving needs of students, offering them flexibility and the ability to balance education with other commitments. This adaptability is not only commendable but crucial in todays educational landscape.

Regent Business School's iLeadLabs and REDHubs, represent the institutions commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience. In addition to these initiatives, Regent Business School brings industry experts and students together through topical webinars, enriching the learning process and fostering a connection between academic knowledge and practical insights. This is where this business school excels - in bridging the gap between theory and real-world application. Safe campuses and state-of-the-art facilities form an essential part of the Regent Business School experience, allowing students to focus on their studies without concern.

The curriculum at Regent Business School is rigorous, imparted by experts in their respective fields. This focus on academic excellence and real-world application prepares students for success in their careers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen fields.

As Regent Business School celebrates this milestone, we recognise the profound impact this institution has had on thousands of lives. Regent Business School has not only provided quality education as a proud member of the Honoris United University network but has also played a pivotal role in shaping the future of its students. The legacy of excellence, innovation, and dedication to student success is a beacon for the higher education sector. From the outset, RBSs mission was clear: to make higher education accessible and affordable for all, ultimately leaving a positive mark on the lives of those who have passed through its doors. Nearly forty thousand individuals have benefited from RBSs commitment to making quality education accessible, a feat that is nothing short of remarkable, concluded Dr Shaikh.

Regent Business Schools commitment to making education accessible extends into the communities it serves. In July 2023, the institution offered free Grade 12 Accounting Tuition at their Durban learning centre providing qualifying students with valuable resources to enhance their educational journey. Additionally, in August 2023, Regent Business School launched the transformative Level Up programme, a free online skills development initiative designed to empower Grade 11 and 12 learners across Southern Africa. Notably, they joined forces with East Coast Radio to create a powerful collaboration, the Changing 10 Lives in 10 Hours Big Favour campaign. This heartwarming partnership awarded ten deserving individuals with bursaries to study at any one of the Regent Business School campuses around the country, live on air. This generous initiative, with a total value of R330,000, covered a diverse range of courses, demonstrating Regent Business Schools unwavering commitment to providing educational opportunities and transforming the futures of these recipients. These initiatives underscore a dedication to giving back to the community and making quality education accessible to all.

This 25-year journey has been marked by complexity, hard work, remarkable commitment, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. It has also been a journey of innovation, experimentation, and continuous reflection, which is at the core of institutions worldwide. Regent Business Schools story is deeply intertwined with the students it serves, and this community is the driving force behind our continuous improvement.

With a formidable history, it is incumbent upon Regent Business School to deepen the schools commitment to people and nurture a pioneering spirit as we seek to reimagine a more open, accessible, and successful higher education landscape for South Africa and beyond.

Regent Business School looks forward to the incredible possibilities that lie ahead. With its unique strengths and unwavering commitment to education, the school continues to be a shining example of what can be achieved when dedication meets innovation.

For more information about Regent Business Schools offering as a leading private higher education institution, please go to https://regent.ac.za/

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REGENT is a Private Higher Education Institution with their headquarters located in the heart of the central business district and the industrial hub of Durban, with learning centres located in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, East London and Eswatini (in Manzini and Mbabane).

RBS is deeply embedded as a premier private higher education provider in Africa which strives to deliver quality academic programmes that meet recognised academic standards to its students. It does this through ensuring that all REGENTs programmes are developed internally by its professional team, in consultation with experts from business, and leading academics. The content of programmes is kept relevant and annually reviewed to ensure currency with South African law and international trends.

RBS has developed a series of programmes that are designed to provide individuals and organisations with the management competencies and critical skills necessary to build and sustain competitive advantages in a rapidly changing and complex business environment.

RBSs expertise has evolved through continuous research and development undertaken in delivering a range of local and international business and management education programmes. REGENT is a proud member of the Honoris United University network.


To be a leading provider of entrepreneurial, business and management education and to develop business leaders through research and innovation.


To provide accessible, affordable, and quality entrepreneurial, business and management education, responsive to the critical needs of South Africa and the African continent within the context of a dynamic global environment.

About Honoris United Universities

Honoris United Universities is the first and largest pan-African private higher education network committed to transforming lives through relevant education for lifetime success. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility and mobile mind-sets are at the heart of the Honoris approach to educate the next generation of leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalized world. Honoris combines the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African human talent that is competitive in todays fast-paced, demanding and increasingly digitized labour and start-up markets.

Honoris comprises a community of 71,000 students on 70 campuses, learning centres and via on-line, in 10 African countries and 32 cities. The network is formed of 15 institutions: multidisciplinary universities, specialized schools, technical and vocational institutes, contact, distance, and online institutions. Students have an opportunity to experience exclusive partnerships and exchange programs in more than 190 universities across Europe, the United States and Asia. Over 420 degrees are offered in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Creative Arts, Fashion and Design, Media, Political Science and Education.

Honoris United Universities. Education for Impact. www.honoris.net

A propos d'Honoris United Universities

Honoris United Universities est le premier réseau panafricain d'enseignement supérieur privé engagé à transformer des vies grâce à une éducation pertinente pour une réussite durable. L'intelligence collaborative, l'agilité culturelle, ainsi quun état desprit mobile sont au co'ur de lapproche pédagogique dHonoris pour préparer une nouvelle génération de leaders et de professionnels capables davoir un impact transformateur régionalement dans un monde globalisé. Honoris conjugue l'expertise de ses institutions membres pour développer de talents africains compétitifs sur le marché mondial du travail et des start-ups, en mutation rapide, de plus en plus exigeant et digitalisé.

Honoris United Universities rassemble une communauté de 71 000 étudiants répartis sur 70 campus, centres d'apprentissage ou en ligne, au sein de 10 pays et 32 villes en Afrique. Le réseau compte 15 institutions: universités pluridisciplinaires, écoles spécialisées, instituts techniques et professionnels ; des institutions en présentiel, distanciel ou en ligne. Les étudiants du réseau bénéficient de partenariats et de programmes d'échange exclusifs dans plus de 190 universités en Europe, aux États-Unis et en Asie. Les institutions dHonoris dispensent plus de 420 programmes en médecine, sciences de la santé, ingénierie, informatique, management, droit, architecture, arts créatifs, mode et design, médias, sciences politiques et éducation.

Honoris United Universities. Education for Impact. www.honoris.net

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