Southern Africa Nazarene University is a new university that was launched in 2010 by bringing together three colleges, the Nazarene College of Nursing, Nazarene Teacher Training and the Nazarene College of Theology. The University is the result of the dream of the Swaziland Church of the Nazarene as it seeks to extend its long history of service in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

The dream became reality through the efforts of all stakeholders: the National Board of the Church of the Nazarene in Swaziland, the Government of Swaziland, the Africa Region and International Board of Education in the Church of the Nazarene. While the University is new, the legacy colleges have served the people of Swaziland for almost 100 years, delivering high quality education. Thousands of graduates serve in Swaziland and, indeed, around the world. Employers’ rating of SANU graduates is positive to date; and graduates of SANU are amongst the most preferred in the job market. Even as a new university, its impact is being felt in Swaziland and around the world.


SANU is fully recognised by the Ministry of Education & Training [MOET] in Swaziland and has recently attained an Association status from the Africa Association of Universities. Its professional courses are all recognized by the relevant professional regulatory bodies, inter alia, Swaziland Nurses Council, Teachers’ Service Commission and the International Course of Study Advisory Committee of the Church of the Nazarene. The University is also a recognized institution of the International Board of Education in the Church of the Nazarene.


The University has two campuses in Manzini and at Siteki. Its Administration office are located in the Manzini Campus. This Campus also houses the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Education. The Faculty of Theology and university farm, trading under the name “Manna Farms” are both located at the other campus in Siteki.