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List of Universities in South Africa

South Africa is a country located in the southernmost part of Africa, and it is home to several universities and tertiary institutions. Here is a list of universities in South Africa:

  • University of Cape Town: Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa. It is located in the city of Cape Town and is known for its strong programs in fields such as law, medicine, and engineering. The university is also known for its commitment to social justice and sustainable development.

  • University of the Witwatersrand: Established in 1896, the University of the Witwatersrand is located in the city of Johannesburg. It is known for its strong programs in fields such as engineering, law, and health sciences. The university is also known for its research capabilities and innovation.

  • Stellenbosch University: Founded in 1918, Stellenbosch University is located in the town of Stellenbosch, near Cape Town. It is known for its strong programs in fields such as agriculture, wine-making, and engineering. The university is also known for its commitment to multilingualism and cultural diversity.

  • University of Pretoria: Established in 1908, the University of Pretoria is located in the city of Pretoria. It is known for its strong programs in fields such as law, medicine, and veterinary science. The university is also known for its research capabilities and international collaborations.

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal: Formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is known for its strong programs in fields such as medicine, law, and social sciences. The university is also known for its commitment to community engagement and social responsibility.

  • Rhodes University: Founded in 1904, Rhodes University is located in the city of Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape province. It is known for its strong programs in fields such as journalism, drama, and environmental science. The university is also known for its commitment to liberal arts education and personal development.

  • University of Johannesburg: Established in 2005 by the merger of the Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand, and parts of Vista University, the University of Johannesburg is located in the city of Johannesburg. It is known for its strong programs in fields such as engineering, management, and health sciences. The university is also known for its commitment to social justice and sustainability.

These are some of the main universities and tertiary institutions in South Africa. They offer a range of programs in different fields, and provide students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that can help them succeed in their chosen careers.


This is only a List / Database of Institutions

  1. Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  2. The Central University of Technology, Free State

  3. Durban University of Technology

  4. Monash South Africa

  5. Nelson Mandela University

  6. Rhodes University

  7. Sol Plaatje University

  8. St Augustine College of South Africa

  9. The Swiss Hotel School

  10. Tshwane University of Technology

  11. University of Cape Town

  12. University of Fort Hare

  13. University of Johannesburg

  14. University of KwaZulu-Natal

  15. University of Limpopo

  16. University of North West

  17. University of Pretoria

  18. University of South Africa

  19. University of Stellenbosch

  20. University of the Free State

  21. University of the Western Cape

  22. University of Venda

  23. University of Witwatersrand

  24. University of Zululand

  25. Vaal University of Technology

  26. Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science


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