Public relations as a career
All South African universities and universities of technology offer a range of PR-related short courses, as well as undergraduate diplomas, degrees and specialised postgraduate qualifications.
Public Relations Institute of SA
The Public Relations Institute of SA regards itself as the premier professional body in the country dedicated to the education, development, regulation and support of public relations and communication professionals.
011 326 1262
Contact: Durban University of Technology
The Durban University of Technology offers a diploma in public relations management, as well as a Bachelor of Technology Public Management.
031 373 5277
Contact: University of Joburg
The University of Joburg offers various public relations courses, such as public relations and communication diplomas, with an opportunity to major in strategic communication (corporate communication).
011 559 2197
Contact: University of SA (Unisa)
Unisa offers a BA degree in communication science, with an option to specialise in corporate communication and public relations. It also offers an honours degree, which allows the student to specialise in corporate communication and public relations.
012 441 5701
Contact: Tshwane University of Technology
The Tshwane University of Technology offers a three-year diploma in public relations management. This is a qualification that gives students with a range of skills the ability to become public relations practitioners.
086 110 2421
Contact: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology offers a national diploma in public relations management. This is a comprehensive three-year qualification that gives students with a range of skills the ability to become public relations practitioners.
021 959 6767
Contact: Damelin Business School
Damelin Business School offers a certificate in PR known as the DCC Certificate: Commerce: Public Relations (Level 5). This 18-month public relations course provides students with the knowledge to define publicity and public relations, and equips students with the relevant skills and competencies required to use and apply the fundamental principles of public relations and handle the relevant activities for public relations in an organisation.
0860 532 887
Contact: Intec College
Intec’s Diploma: Commerce: Public Relations is a two-year PR course. The skills and competencies taught in the programme provide a solid business operations background in support of the implementation of a public relations programme.
021 417 6700