In the current economic situation, it becomes mandatory for institutions to increase their networking opportunities through affiliations and partnerships. When partnerships are implemented correctly, the private sector can increase efficiency and choice, and expand access to education services, particularly for households that tend to be poorly served by traditional delivery methods.


Richfield’s relations with the private sector, encompass cooperation with business corporations, small and medium enterprises, professional and economic associations as well as other organizations of the business community, individuals, communities, parents and families.


Richfield recognizes that when we collaborate with some of the most ambitious organizations, we can multiply our impact in areas from education to economic development to poverty alleviation because of our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation status! We have enduring partnerships and affiliations with a number of like-minded organizations and leaders who are eager to help drive global change and deliver true results.


These affiliations and collaborations assist the Institution in inter alia :

  • Availability of exclusive and current online resources
  • Access to a variety of databases
  • Conferences and seminars that staff can attend or participate in
  • Networking
  • Updating on latest cutting edge technology
  • Placement of Students for Work Integrated Learning(WIL)
  • Industry and Academic Experts as External Moderators, members of DACUM Panel and Senate
  • Programme design, development, improvement and review


Some of the Technology companies include SAP University Alliance, Microsoft IT Academy, International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL), CompTIA, HCL, Certiport, Introstat, Neotel, Velsoft International, Lenovo/IBM SA , Yazmi Satellite Technologies , Durban Smart Exchange, Pinnacle Micro Limited, Mustek Limited, Axiz Work Group (Pty) Ltd, Comztek WestCon , Acer Computers South Africa.


Business and Finance affiliations  include The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), Certified Business Professional (CBP), Ethics Institute.


The Institution is a founding member of the Association of Private Providers of Education and Training (APPETD) and plays an active role in its activities. The Institution is also active in Certified Institute of Professional Practitioners & Trainers (CIPPT), South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).


University collaborations involve University of South Africa (UNISA), University of Kwa Zulu Natal (UKZN), Durban University of Technology (DUT), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Simon Fraser University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Manipal University, Namibia University of Technology, University of Magdenburg.


Collaborations with publishers/learning content developers include Press Reader, Zinio, Pearsons South Africa, Book Publishers, Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill, Emerald, Springer, Juta, Oxford, Wiley, Elsevier, Future Managers – Siyafunda, VMEdu, Labour Law Management Consulting- Ivan Israelstam.


We envisage engaging and affiliating with multiple agencies, to pool our resources, talents, and issues in order to create a comprehensive and better education for all for the future.