Whether you want to get published, work in the writing industry, or write for your own pleasure, we can help you get there.

Choose from 38 specialised writing courses, and
receive one-to-one mentoring by award-winning writers.
Study at your own pace, from anywhere you want.

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Learn how to write from the comfort of your home, with one-to-one feedback and expert supervision. Read course feedback from graduate students from the past ten years here. Our tutors keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Find out what is current and acceptable practice in the field of writing. We offer real training by real writers. We only employ full-time, professional writers as our tutors. They also happen to be supportive, effective and adored teachers.

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Some of the companies for which SA Writers College is a registered vendor, or has provided training:

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  • Metropolitan-Health
  • Macmillan
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Tutor Spotlight:

Helen Brain

The award-winning author of dozens of books, Helen Brain tutors several of our courses including the popular 'Basics of Creative Writing' course. Read an interview with her and find out what she's looking for in her students' work.

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Helen tutors the popular Basics of Creative Writing course at SA Writers College




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All company websites have a number of static pages that need to be well written, from the Home page, the About Us page all the way through to products, FAQs and the Contact Us page. The copy on those pages has become increasingly important, as Google ranks those websites with quality writing higher in search engine results.

This 6-month online course covers how to write web pages using the latest SEO skills. It teaches you how to make an impact with your writing, and how to attract the most relevant readers/ customers to a website.

You will learn:

  • Key web writing and SEO strategies
  • How web writing is different to print
  • Important copywriting basics
  • How to write a Home page, Landing page, Product page, FAQ, Contact Us page and Careers page.
  • How to draw readers to your website.

Get feedback on your webpage writing from an award-winning expert in the field.



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We offer specialised, online writing courses tutored by award-winning writers in South Africa. Get the writing tools you need, expert insider advice and hours and hours of writing practice.


Study from anywhere in South Africa: Cape Town, Western Cape; Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng; Durban and Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal; Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape; Bloemfontein, Free State; Nelspruit, Mpumalanga; Kimberley, Northern Cape and Polokwane, Limpopo.

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