Where to Find Cyber Security Courses in South Africa


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As the world's reliance on technology grows, so does the value of cyber security. Cyber security is a difficult and important job, making it a good career choice and high in demand by businesses in various industries in South Africa.


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The scarcity of cybersecurity professionals and growth of internet usage in South Africa has compelled companies to pay greater salaries for their services. Cybersecurity specialists are needed to help protect companies that have an online presence against digital attacks on their systems, networks and programs. 

Cyber security may personally benefit you as well as you would know how to avoid online scams, stay compliant with regulations, and protect confidential information. You could even establish your own cyber security business or launch a training program.

Additionally, pursuing a cybersecurity degree has benefits such as higher pay, employment security and broad career options. This makes studying cybersecurity courses worthwhile.

Institutions in South Africa that offer cybersecurity courses: 

  • University of Johannesburg (UJ)
  • School of IT 
  • University of Pretoria (UP)
  • University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • Nelson Mandela University 
  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Eduvos
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Cyber Security Institute (CSI) 

For a full list of where to find cyber security courses, head to our Where To Study section.

Prices and entry requirements for cyber security courses may differ, however some institutes, like Eduvos, do offer higher certifications in the field.

Achieving a degree in cyber security can open doors to fields including cyber law, computer networking, security architecture, cyber forensics, and many others. 

As long as the internet and digital assets exist, so will cyber security professionals. 






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