The Durban University of Technology is a result of the merger of two prestigious technikons, ML Sultan and Technikon Natal. Located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB) with approximately 30,000 students, DUT is spread over seven campuses.
CUT ( Technikon Free State) opened its doors in 1981 with 285 students. In 2004, restructuring of the higher education landscape allowed CUT to change its “technikon” status to a name that is a true reflection of what the university stands for: Central University of Technology, Free State.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University. The University has four campuses and boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes.
Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of over 20 000 students.
The University of Venda, situated in Thohoyandou in the scenic Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established in 1982. As of 1995 the university has shifted its focus to science and technology, resulting in the introduction of new programmes with an increase in student enrolment in the natural and applied sciences.
TUT was established in 2004, merging the former Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria. At the time of the merger, the uniquely South African institutional designation of “technikon” was dropped in favour for the internationally accepted “university of technology” designation. TUT annually enrols approximately 60 000 students.
Nelson Mandela University (formerly known as Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University NMMU), is based on six campuses in the Nelson Mandela Metropole and George. NMU brings together the best traditions of technikon and university education, in a new kind of university that offers a wide range of academic, professional and technological programmes. The University was renamed in 2017.
The University of Limpopo is the result of a merger between the former Medical University of Southern Africa and the University of the North, which merger occurred in 2005. The University nestles in the foothills of the Hwiti (Wolkberg range) in Mankweng, midway between Polokwane and the spectacular splendour of Magoebaskloof. (more…)
Founded in 1829 the University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university, and is one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions.It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape Town.
The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. It was established on 1 January 2004 through the merger of two universities with very different histories, personalities and cultures: the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West. The staff and students of the Sebokeng Campus of Vista University were also incorporated.
The University of the Free State is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa. It opened its doors in 1904 on the Bloemfontein Campus with a mere six students in the Humanities. Since then, our institution has grown to more than 34 127 students, spread across seven faculties over three campuses.
The historical oak-lined university town among the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. The university is among South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence.
More commonly known as Wits University and situated in the city of Johannesburg. The university is ranked number 2 in South Africa and over the years has become internationally recognised for academic excellence and extensive research activities.
University of Pretoria currently has more than 50 000 students and has become one of the leading higher education institutions on the continent and indeed, in the world. It offers courses in both English and Afrikaans and has transformed from a mainly white, Afrikaner institution to a multicultural, multiracial university that offers quality education to South Africans from all walks of life.
Located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, Rhodes University boasts a proud journalistic tradition. Despite its small size relative to many other South African universities, Rhodes has two separate independent student newspapers.