List of Universities and Colleges In South Africa

List of Universities and Colleges In South Africa

List of Universities and Colleges In South Africa – see the list of tertiary institutions in South Africa…

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There are 26 public universities distributed across all 9 provinces in South Africa.

Public universities in South Africa are split into 3 types

Traditional Universities: These Universities provide theoretically-oriented university degree programmes.

Universities of Technology (“Technikons”): These Universities provide vocational oriented diploma and degree programmes.

Comprehensive Universities: These Universities provide a combination of both traditional Universities qualifications and Universities of Technology qualifications.

Traditional Universities in South Africa

University of Cape Town

University of Fort Hare

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University of the Free State

University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of Limpopo

North-West University

University of Pretoria

Rhodes University

University of Stellenbosch

University of the Western Cape

University of the Witwatersrand

Mpumalanga University

Sol Plaatje University

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences

Comprehensive Universities in South Africa

University of Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

University of South Africa

University of Venda

Walter Sisulu University

University of Zululand

Universities of Technology in South Africa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Central University of Technology

Durban University of Technology

Mangosuthu University of Technology

Tshwane University of Technology

Vaal University of Technology

Private Universities and Colleges in South Africa

List of Universities in South Africa, Following are the Private Universities and Colleges in South Africa-

Auckland Park Theological Seminary

Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa

Boston City Campus and Business College

Cornerstone Institute

CTI Education Group


Doxa Deo School of Divinity

George Whitefield College

IMM Graduate School of Marketing

Inscape Design College

Management College of Southern Africa

Midrand Graduate Institute

Milpark Business School

Oval Education International

Qualitas Career Academy

Monash South Africa

Regenesys Business School

South African Theological Seminary

St Augustine College of South Africa

Stenden University South Africa

Varsity College

Tvet Colleges in South Africa

What exactly is TVET?
Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges are now referred to as Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) colleges, this is due to an amendment made to Section 26 of the FET Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 1 of 2013). The concept of TVET has been introduced into the South African education and training industry as part of a drive to provide high-quality education and training that offers a wide range of learning options.

The programmes presented at False Bay TVET College are accredited by Sector Education and Training Authorities. Consult our Course pages for the relevant accreditation details