Helderberg News

Celebrating 125 Years of Christian Education

Helderberg College of Higher Education (HCHE) has an unusually proud heritage. The College started out in 1893 with a humble establishment named Claremont Union College, in Cape Town. It changed its location twice before settling at its current location on the slopes of Helderberg Mountains, just outside Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa. This makes […]

Dr David Birkenstock Tribute

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr David Birkenstock, longest serving president of Helderberg College. He served as the Rector, as it was known then, of Helderberg College from 1979 until 1995. He also served as the Dean of the Graduate School and the President at AIIAS. His last work assignment […]

Celebrating 125 Years

Happy Founder’s Day to Helderberg College of Higher Education! Founded in 1893, HCHE is celebrating 125 years of Christian education this year. The College was founded on February 2nd, 1893 as Claremont Union College. The College changed locations in 1919 and again in 1928 in an attempt to follow more closely the philosophy that has motivated […]

Alumni Association Update

We ended the year on a high note as the Helderberg College Alumni Association, having achieved our objectives as set out in our 2-year strategic framework. We would like to start 2018 on high note with a brief reflection of the year that has gone by and brief summary of our plans for 2018. Some […]

HCHE Lecturing Staff Research Outputs

Helderberg College of Higher Education’s academic staff, in addition to teaching and learning, mentoring, and community engagement activities, are actively involved in scholarly research. During 2017 we celebrated the publication of a number of research outputs, sharing the knowledge and experience generated by HCHE staff with the broader academic community. Below are some of the […]

HCHE Graduation Weekend

As a College family, we are always proud to celebrate our student’s achievements during the annual graduation weekend. The annual graduation weekend commenced on 30 November 2017 with the Annual Alumni AGM and Dinner, followed by the Consecration Service on Friday evening, the Baccalaureate Service on Sabbath, and the Graduation Commencement Service on Sunday morning, […]

Alumnus of the Year 2017

Each year the Alumni Association confers the Alumnus of the Year Award to an alumnus of the institution, who has demonstrated, over a significant period of time, dedication to the advancement of Adventist education, combined with a strong sense of community and social responsibility. The 2017 Alumnus of the Year Award was presented to Dr […]

New Helderberg Alumni Chapters

New Helderberg College Alumni Chapters Formed: Washington (USA), Chattanooga (USA) and Gauteng (RSA) Following the formation of the KZN Alumni Chapter, we are happy to announce the official formation of three more chapters: Washington Alumni Chapter, Chattanooga Alumni Chapter and Gauteng Alumni Chapter. In Washington and Chattanooga, the experiences of Helderberg Alumni were shared and […]

KZN Alumni Chapter Launches in Durban

We are very excited to announce the official formation of the KZN Alumni Chapter! With an incredibly dedicated Alumni Association, Helderberg College’s objective to form alumni chapters around South Africa and abroad is becoming a reality. The aim is to connect alumni within each region, ignite and share the passion for their alma mater, become […]

The Good Samaritan Fund Continues to do Good

Larry Walli, a proud supporter of Adventist education from the USA, visited Helderberg College and was impressed with the determination of students to be here to receive a top quality education while making such tremendous sacrifices. When hearing about The Good Samaritan Fund, Mr Walli, who comes from a family of Adventist educators, did not […]

Making Plans for a Xhosa-speaking Church

From 30 July to 12 August Helderberg College Faculty of Theology conducted a two-week evangelism effort, spearheaded by Dr Simba Musvosvi. The Evangelism Field School class, aimed at catering for the spiritual, social and environmental challenges that stand in the way of establishing a strong relationship with God. The programme, led by Dr Musvosvi, has […]

Helderberg Calendar

January 29 Mon Orientation for New Students
January 29 Mon Registration starts for all students
February 1 Thur Registration ends @ 4:30 pm
February 2 Fri 1893 College Founding Day
February 5 Mon Opening Assembly at 9 am / Classes start at 11 am
February 11 Sun Peninsula Tour for New Students
February 14 Wed Last day to Drop/Add/Change a module