SATS General Newsletter 21 February 2015

Taking the distance out of distance learning by carefully nurturing our new students through the transition to tertiary education.

A New Home for SATS

The relocation of the SATS offices to the new premises in Bryanston marks an historic moment for the Seminary. For more on this and other exciting developments, announcements and events, keep on reading.


new property signage and generator

On 15 January 2015, SATS relocated to its new campus and we are thrilled with the beautiful premises God has given us. For 12 years we had leased office space from Ridgeway Ministry and we are extremely grateful for their generosity over many years. However, God has NOW enabled us to purchase our own property and we believe that this facility will take us far into the future! The new campus is strategically located in Bryanston, affords us more space to conduct our ministry (as we have needed for some years already) and has stunning gardens. The move itself went well, without any significant damage to property or serious injury, for which we are also extremely grateful. What remains is to finish unpacking about 700 boxes, most of which constitute our library. This brings us to our next item…


We are dedicating our new SATS building on the 18th April at 10am.  Please join us as we celebrate this wonderful event.

Guided tours of the campus will take place every 10 minutes between 9 and 10 am, followed by the unveiling of a plaque and a short dedication of the building led by Dr Chris Peppler.

37 Grosvenor Road, (Cnr Cumberland Road), Bryanston, Sandton

Light refreshments will be served after the dedication. R.S.V.P. by 2 April to Sharon Eagle at or 011-234 4440. Please note that the dedication will start at 10am sharp and will last around 20-30 minutes. 

We have chosen to have the dedication ceremony for our new building on the same day as the graduation so that more people have the opportunity to see the building and meet the staff.


The graduation ceremony will take place at Rosebank Union Church at 2pm on 18th April where once again we will pay tribute to our students. This is the high point of the SATS calendar and always a highly anticipated occasion. This year Dr Bill Domeris will be addressing our students. More details to follow.

dedication and graduation

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SATS offers a pre-tertiary programme called Crossroads. This has always been a tool for preparing groups within the local church, we are very pleased to announce that we are now able to offer this excellent programme online. This means that individuals can now enrol for this programme and study online at their convenience.

Crossroads Online – the way to live and lead. Now everyone can enrol for the two-year Crossroads programme. The full cost is R1000 per year. Crossroads is a first step into theological studies. It is a pre-tertiary programme which earns credits into some SATS undergraduate programmes for students wishing to continue their studies. MySats, our online learning platform, provides the learning environment for this new Crossroads initiative, which allows individuals to enrol and complete this programme. This means you can work on your own, at your own pace, within the structure of each term. Access to MySats can be on your laptop or your mobile device wherever you are and wherever you have connectivity to the Internet.  All coursework and resources for courses are provided online.

There are three courses per term and three terms per year. Contact Adele at +27 11 234 4440 or email:


The Department of Higher Education in South Africa has published a list of what it calls “bogus’ colleges. On its website it says:

“The Department is aware of several colleges and institutions purporting to offer higher education programmes without registration by the Department. … In an attempt to warn the public, the Department has published the following list of “bogus” colleges as a means to raise awareness and warn the public about unscrupulous providers. The Department has also filed cases against these “bogus” colleges with the South African

Police Services (SAPS) … The Department also encourages the public to notify it of “bogus” colleges or irregular practices.”

On its list are the following Bible Colleges:

Anoited (sic) University; Alpha Bible College; Christian Life Training ; Calvary University; Christian Campus (The); Calvary Life Tutors; Hebraic Roots teaching Institute; Impact Christian Campus; International Theological Academy; Jordan Institute of Mission and Ministerial Acts; Joy Ministries.

The document can be accessed HERE (see section 7, p104 onwards).

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Ridgeway property


365 Square Metres of office space is available to rent at SATS’ previous location at 61 Wessels Road, Rivonia.

Please contact Glin at Ridgeway Methodist Church for more information: 011 803 3623.

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