South Africa


Maharishi Institute, Johannesburg

The Maharishi Institute was created in 2007 to make tertiary education accessible to all through providing funding for education programs, to showcase South Africa as a leading innovator in education provision, and support the worldwide breakthrough of Consciousness-Based Education.

Maharishi Institute facilitates the financial, technological, and infrastructural assistance for students who wish to enroll with its accredited partner providers.

The majority of youth graduating from South Africa’s high schools are in great need of the experiential skills to make them highly employable, and the entrepreneurial background to build successful businesses, and need the financial support and the academic learning skills to enter and succeed in post-secondary school studies.

The Maharishi Institute provides the financing, education access, skills development path, personal development tools, and a supportive environment so that these students can make it step by step to a life of success and achievement.


The Maharishi Institute supports students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and offers a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment in which every student naturally rises to develop their full innate potential.





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The Institute’s educational partners include: Educating Africa, E. Oppenheimer & Son, South Africa, Monitor, Chuma, Uniprint, Cisco, AEGIS, Datatec, Don Suite Hotels, De Beers, Modrac, Datanet Infrastructure Group, Servochem, SAB, Neotel, Legacy Hotels and Resorts International, Pod Communications, Dauphin, Getty Inages, The CIDA Foundation, Bayprot Financial Services, EOH, Trialogue, The Rockefeller Foundation, Kiva, Maharishi University of Management, USA, CISCO Entrepreneur Institute, Microsoft IT Academy, ReadOn, CIDA Learning, SIAM, Moodle, Presence TEchnology, Strive Software International, Neotel Cafe, Panopto, Cometsa, TST, Planetworks, Siyandza Skills Development, getAbstract, Quirk eMarketing, Knowledge Horizon, The LR Management Group, Regenesys Business School, Da Vinci Institute, University of the Pacific, Wildlife Campus, and the Diamond Route. 

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A special feature of the Institute is its own nature reserve outside of Johannesburg. This 4,500 ha. wilderness area, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Nicky and Strilli Oppenheimber, is teeming with thousands of animals including zebra, giraffe, impala, springbok and many others. In addition, there are over 280 species of birds.

The Ezemvelo Nature Reserve gives students the opportunity to learn about the natural heritage of Africa, conservation principles, leadership and self-development.
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