The Best South Africa Universities
South Africa’s education system is regarded as one of the best in Africa. The best South African universities in ascending order looks like this:
University of Cape Town
The University Of Cape Town started as a boys high school in 1829. It is the best on the African continent and holds the 113th position on Times Higher Education World Rankings. Its alumni list includes three Nobel Laureates recipients, namely: Christiaan Barnard (heart Surgeon), Sir Aaron Klug (Biophysicist) and JM Coetzee (Author).
University of Witwatersrand
The University of Witwatersrand is one of the top ranking research universities is Africa. Ninety per cent of its students are job ready and find permanent work within a year of graduating. It has 14 museums, 2 art galleries, 12 libraries with more than one million books, 40, 000 electronic resources and 400,000 journals.
Stellenbosch University houses more than 28,000 students, 10% being international students. It is located in the region renowned world-wide for its good quality wines, the Western Cape. It is one of the highest ranking universities in terms of research, innovation and community involvement.
University Of Pretoria
The University of Pretoria also known as “Tuks”, is home to 50 000 students and offers over 1800 study programs. It is the leader in research and houses the country’s top business school- Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
University of KwaZulu-Natal
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the largest universities in the Southern African Community region. It is home to 42,000 students and has 1600 academic staff. More than 2500 of its students are from foreign countries. It is also home to CAPRISA, the largest HIV/AIDS research centre in South Africa and contributes 12% on research publications in the country.
The above ranking was provided by QS Stars and is based on eight performance indicators which are access, engagement, innovation, facilities, international outlook, employability, research and teaching.
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