The Titans are proud to announce a new partnership with the University of South Africa, the largest open distance learning institution in Africa.

The partnership is born of the visionary executive leadership for both institutions who found synergy in the power of continuing higher education and the role of sport franchises in dispensing knowledge.

The Memorandum of Agreement entered into by the two entities marks significance in its primary aim to develop the management and players of the Sky Blues franchise beyond the sheltered environment of sport and sports administration. ​

“On behalf of the institution and the Council, we are proud to embark on this partnership that clearly underlines the value chain between academia and active sport lifestyle,” spoke Professor Mandla Makhanya at the partnership announcement.

“Our drive is to create industry leaders in our society across all levels and the allocation of bursaries to qualifying area club representatives in the Northern Gauteng region will be testament to revitalising the importance of facilitating education in our communities, as in sport.

Further, the allocation of bursaries in an African context speaks to the broader footprint of the institution, now, hand-in-hand with the Titans,” emphasised Makhanya. ​

With the inception of the Sky Blues Trust in 2019, the focus on skills development and empowerment have been at the fore of the Titans’ human resource agenda.

“In 2017, we embarked on relations with Curro Schools for junior level bursaries for aspiring cricketers,” said Pierre Joubert, acting- Chief Executive Officer of Titans Cricket. “This association with Unisa brings credence to our intention to equip ourselves in the higher learning and education space with a strong skill set off of the field.” ​

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About Unisa ​

Unisa forges strategic partnerships with various bodies and institutions to facilitate engaged scholarship activities and to better coordinate community engagement activities for maximum impact positioning in Africa and internationally with emphasis on Open Distance Learning. https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default