Address: Rylands Estate,
Johnston Rd, Gatesville,
Cape Town, 7766,
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Developing scholars and thought leaders

The International Peace College South Africa (IPSA), is an Islamic Tertiary Institution founded on the principles of peace, unity and equality; established in 2005 through the amalgamation of two community based theological institutions- the Islamic College of Southern Africa [ICOSA] (est. 1990) and Darul Arqam Islamic Institute (est. 1992).

In 2013 the institution celebrated an historic occasion when it became the first Islamic institution of higher learning to be registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa. This was achieved based on the accreditation of its Bachelor Arts Islamic Studies (BAIS), and later its Higher Certificate in Islamic Studies (HCIS).

Our Mission

To produce scholars, intellectuals and leaders who combine the qualities of faith, good character and knowledge in their learning, teaching and research in an environment that fosters tolerance and appreciation for diversity, intercultural understanding and civilizational dialogue.

Our Vision

To build International Peace College South Africa as the leading Centre of education which:

contributes to revitalizing the intellectual and spiritual dynamism of the Muslim Community as exemplified by the Qur’anic principle of wasatiyyah (the middle-way) and demonstrated in a rich legacy of scholarship spanning more than 1400 years;

News & Events


8th Annual Wasatiyyah Symposium

8TH ANNUAL WASATIYYAH SYMPOSIUM 2018
“Application of Muslim Personal Law within the Secular South African context with the Muslim Marriages
Bill as a case study”

POSTED BY IPSA Admin IN news ON April 17, 2018

Contemporary Challenges to Islamic Thought Colloquium

Short Description for News Section: IPSA, in collaboration with Shaykh Abu’l Hasan Ali al Nadwi Leadership Academy& University of Notre Dame, invites you to a colloquium reflecting on “Contemporary Challenges to Islamic Thought” with Dr E Moosa and Dr M Mirza. 6 April 2018 IPSA Auditorium, Cnr Duine & Johnston Rd, Rylands 19h00-21h00 Cost: Free […]

POSTED BY IPSA Admin IN news ON April 3, 2018

Introduction to Finance Course

This four-week economics and finance course will give you an overview of the Islamic financial system. You will learn the core principles and basic models of Islamic finance and establish a framework for understanding this financial system.

POSTED BY IPSA Admin IN news ON March 3, 2018