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Best South African Universities in the World For 2021/2022

Best South African Universities in the World For 2021/2022: In 2021/22, South Africa’s universities largely rose in the global rankings, with 13 institutions remaining among the top 1,500. Nine universities improved their global standing, while four fell in the rankings.

The University of Cape Town remains the top university in the country, but in Africa, it has slid from 103rd to 109th place.

UCT is followed by the University of the Witwatersrand, which ranked 212th, down from 192nd the previous year.

Other universities that have declined in the rankings include the University of KwaZulu Natal (371st) and the University of Johannesburg (417th).

Top Universities in South Africa:

SA # Global # University
1 109 University of Cape Town
2 212 University of Witwatersrand
3 317 Stellenbosch University
4 371 University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
5 417 University of Johannesburg
6 434 University of Pretoria
7 510 North-West University
8 729 University of the Western Cape
9 851 University of South Africa
10 855 Rhodes University
11 925 University of the Free State
12 954 Tshwane University of Technology
13 1225 Nelson Mandela University

All of the other universities on the list improved, with Stellenbosch University rising from 321st in 2020/21 to 317th. The University of the Western Cape remained in 729th place.

Notably, Tshwane University of Technology rose in the rankings to currently be among the top 1,000.

Six of South Africa’s 13 institutions are ranked in the top 500 globally.

University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersr and Stellenbosch University, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria.

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