About Us

Oxbridge Academy is an established private college offering distance learning courses to students in South Africa and abroad.

Through distance learning, we give students the opportunity to study courses in fields such as accounting, administration, bookkeeping, business, childhood development, health and wellness, HR, management, and tourism on a part-time basis from home.

Our philosophy is “effortless excellence in education”, meaning that we place an emphasis on delivering quality education to our students, and we go the extra mile to make sure that our students succeed with their studies. We have highly-skilled and motivated employees, who are there to ensure that our students receive personal academic support.


To be recognised by students, regulatory bodies and employers as a leader in the field of distance education.


To provide superior skills training and quality learning programmes through affordable courses designed to enable students to achieve their true potential in their careers and professions.


We respect the dignity of the individual and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, or religious or political beliefs. We believe people are enriched both socially and economically through education.

Values and beliefs

  • Integrity in everything we do
  • Respect for all people
  • Proactive behaviour
  • Quality processes
  • Service-driven excellence

Your investment . . . Our commitment

We recognise that education is a valuable, lasting investment. Appropriate skills will increase your earning power, giving you a lifelong return. Empower yourself – take that first step, and begin your journey at Oxbridge Academy.

Meet our Managing Director – Barend van den Berg

barend2Barend van den Berg has been the Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy since 2008. He is a qualified auditor who acquired specialised workplace experience from 1995 to 2008. In 1993, he obtained a BCom (Acc) from the North-West University (the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education), followed by an honours degree in 1994, also from the North-West University. In 1998, he registered as a CA (SA) at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

As part of his community involvement, he was a member of the Stellenbosch community church board from 2010 to 2012 and of the Stellenbosch Primary School board from 2012 to 2014. His current focus areas are culture building, leadership, strategic alignment, marketing, alliance building and networking.

Barend is a resourceful, decisive and inspirational person. These characteristics, combined with his competitive and forward-looking nature, have supported him in growing Oxbridge Academy exponentially over the past few years. Barend is the type of charismatic person people admire, and whom they will follow into all kinds of endeavours. The growth and interests of Oxbridge Academy’s employees are very important to him, as he enjoys giving others the opportunity to challenge themselves and to exceed their own (and his) expectations.

Oxbridge Academy has a definite, distinguished way of doing things. Staff are encouraged to be proactive, to give recognition to others, and to use all their previous experience to ensure that we provide the best quality of service possible to our students. All of these are values that are very dear to Barend. Oxbridge Academy’s employees all look to him for guidance on living the Oxbridge Way.

Meet our Principal – Elbie Liebenberg

Elbie LiebenbergElbie Liebenberg has been the principal of Oxbridge Academy since 2011. She has 27 years’ experience in the education industry, mainly in the tertiary sector. As a lecturer, she received two merit awards from the Department of Education.

She holds a BCom degree from the University of Johannesburg, and she has a post-graduate qualification in education from Unisa. She also completed several short courses to stay abreast of changes in education and technology.

Elbie lectured accounting and computer practice and was promoted to senior lecturer in a very short time. She has extensive experience in marking and moderating national examinations. Her experience includes managerial positions in the public and private sector, where she followed the ranks from lecturer to senior lecturer, to head of department and principal. She is known for starting and expanding educational institutions. Her experience includes successful international projects, such as business studies projects in Singapore and an engineering studies project in the UK.

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