UNISA operates in accordance with the Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 as amended, and is accredited by the South African Department of Education as well as the South African Council on Higher Education and its qualifications are registered with the South African Qualifications Authority.
Apart from the above, the University of South Africa is inter alia also listed in the following publications:
Since UNISA operates in accordance with the Higher Education Act, it does not have a registration number at the Department of Education.
- Commonwealth Universities Yearbook, an international directory providing authoritative information on more than 600 universities in 36 Commonwealth countries
- International Handbook of Universities, published by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and officially verified by the International Association of Universities.
The UNISA SBL is a member of the Distance Education and Training Council of the United States of America (DETC), AACSB, EFMD and EMBAC.
UNISA SBL MBL
The UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership's Master of Business Leadership (MBL) has been fully accredited by the South African Council on Higher Education.