The Cornerstone Institute is a non-profit, fully accredited Private Higher Education Institution. It presents an intimate learning environment where students get to know one another and their faculty and staff. Most students are local Capetonians and small class sizes with frequent discussion assure you a chance to get to know local students.

Cornerstone's slogan is: “Learn to change the world.” The Institute’s work with the local community is natural, approached ethically, and at the heart of what they do. Since its foundation in 1970, the institute has been grounded in a highly ethical ethos, emphasizing the relationship between leadership and professional integrity. It embraces students from all walks of life, and focuses on the development of leaders.