South African education system is one of the best in Africa with most of South African universities ranking high in the latest release of the top ranking universities in Africa. Some of the best universities in South Africa are well within the first 1000 universities in the world with the first being among the top 500. In as much as it may not sound so encouraging that the first ranking African University struggled to come within the first 500 in a US dominated list, it is still a something to be encouraged about as most universities in South Africa attract foreign students because of higher standards of learning. This ranking is purely based on Web metrics (Not Academic) which uses certain parameters including online presence and authority, availability of research online to rank the best universities in Africa and across the world. It is normal for some academically sound universities to lag behind using this parameter however, the aim is to facilitate the web presence, research and publishing of universities overall. Answers Africa brings you the latest ranking of the top 10 universities in South Africa based on their web metrics.
Best 10 South African Universities
10. North-West University (NWU)
The North West University is a multi-campus university that covers two major South African provinces. The North West University was established on the 1st of January 2004 after the merger of Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West which are two universities with very different historical background and cultures. NWU is among the most diverse, best-managed and most innovative universities in South Africa.
The North West University offers students an exceptionally rich range of study choices at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels which span the spectrum of academic disciplines, from agriculture and the arts through to commerce, engineering, education, health, law, the natural sciences and theology.