About the Richard's Bay Campus

The Richards Bay Campus of the University of Zululand is situated about 172 km north of Durban, off the N2 national road on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.   This campus is a day campus. The urban Richards Bay Campus was completed in 2009 and is intended to further the University’s entrepreneurial and vocational agenda in conjunction with local industry partnerships and the maritime sector. Courses currently being delivered at the campus include Public Relations, Transport Management and Hospitality Management.


A leading comprehensive university providing quality education.


To provide globally competitive graduates, relevant for the human capital needs of the country, by providing quality education which upholds high standards of research and academic excellence.

The Campus’s broader framework is informed by the following strategic goals

  • Provisioning of high quality academic and career focused programmes, relevant and responsive to the needs of students and society.
  • Research outputs appropriate to a comprehensive University
  • A positive image within Business/Industry, civil society, Higher Education Institutions and research organisations based on quality outputs, partnerships and marketing strategies.
  • The effective and efficient utilisation of human, financial and physical resources.
  • A caring environment underpinned by safety, good health and wellness.

The Campus intends on making a meaningful impact on society and industry through the expansion of its current offerings with particular focus and investment in programmes that will further develop the business sector of Richards Bay. A labour scope of the Richards Bay provides a picture of broad industry needs that are highly technical in nature.Due to the financial, infrastructural and human capacity the Campus is unable to address all technical needs identified and associated with industry in the short-medium term. However, based on the current capacity and available resources the short-medium term plan, in partnership with relevant stakeholders.