The reputation of the university where you will enrol will have a lifelong impact on your career development and personal growth. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) strives to graduate informed,innovative, thinking and well-rounded builders of our country andnation. UJ counts among the largest residential universities on the African continent offering excellence and a rich cultural diversity. The University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality, generally known as the STH is internationally recognised as a trusted provider of higher education to the tourism and hospitality industry. Our passion centres on the development of a new generation of tourism and hospitality managers and leaders. Our graduates are known for their hands-on skills which empowers them to outrival their peers in the three years following graduation. The STH takes great pride in how its alumni have contributed to its reputation and rich traditions in the 40 years of its existence. The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the most dramatic growth industries in South Africa and offers exciting career opportunities. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the STH family.
The genesis of the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) dates back to 19 February 1969 when the Witwatersrand College of Advanced Technical Education envisaged that South Africa should grow its own hoteliers and advertised the first lecturing positions in Hotel Administration.The Hotel School of the Witwatersrand College of Advanced Technical Education officially opened its doors in January 1969 in the Italic Centre, Plein Street, Central Business District of Johannesburg under the leadership of Prof Japie van Lill. In 1972 the Hotel School relocated to Smit Street and in 1981, entered the field of higher education as a Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) Department offering the three-year Diploma in Hotel Management. From 1987, the TWR's "Smit Street Hotel School" featured as the predominant provider of South African hospitality executives under the leadership of Dr Reinie Mornet until his retirement in 2004.
University of Johannesburg, School of Tourism and Hospitality
Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus
Bunting Road - Cottesloe
Phone: +27(0)11 559 1038
Fax: +27(0)11 559 1164