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

Choose from over 40 specialised writing courses, and
receive one-to-one mentoring by award-winning writers on our
SA Writers College staff.

Study at your own pace, from anywhere you want.

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Our Journalism Students' Successes


Our journalism students have sold their articles to these mainstream print and digital magazines below. They walk away with the skills and confidence to write sellable articles for publications around the world.


Magazines our students have been published in

Creative Writing Successes


Many of our creative writing students have gone on to publish their novels, short stories, poetry and children's books. This is testament to their dedication, as well as the calibre of their tutors! Below is a selection of their published books.


Some of the books our students have gone on to publish

Business Writing Successes

With a focus on practical writing skills, we are registered vendors for training writers at some of the biggest companies in South Africa.

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Our student writing successes

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Download our free short story anthologies showcasing inspiring African stories from the winners of our short story competitions.

SA Writers College Short Story Anthology Vol.1 | Click to Download
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Writing 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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Free Writing Tips on Our Blog


Over 400 expert articles on creative writing, freelance magazine journalism, blogging, article writing, proofreading, web writing and copywriting.







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.



Entering competitions is a great way to take your writing to the next level. Explore local and international competitions and get stuck in.


At SA Writers College, we sponsor an annual short story competition, free to enter for any beginner writer residing in South Africa.



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About Us

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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