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South Africa’s universities

South Africa's universities and other academic and technical tertiary institutions are some of the best on the continent and in the world. At the cutting edge of research in various academic, technology, medicine, law and business spheres, the country's public higher education institutions offer a range of study and research options for local and international students.

‘Varsities reflect society’ – Nation Brand University Dialogue

Brand South Africa hosted a diverse group of international academics at the University of Pretoria on 5 October, for its first day-long University Dialogue...
South African universities among best in Africa

South African universities dominate Africa ranking

South African universities make up more than a third of a list ranking the continent's top 30 institutions. Although it left out more than 2 600 facilities in Africa, the list is considered a good starting point towards creating a more comprehensive ranking system in the future.
South African universities among best in Africa

South African universities among best in Africa, Brics

It is known that South African universities are among the best in Africa. But they are also holding their own when it comes to institutions in the other Brics member nations. The country has four institutes in the top 50, led by the University of Cape Town and Wits University.

What African universities can do to attract academics back from the diaspora

The African academic diaspora can contribute positively to the continent – by offering their skills and expertise, or training young academics – especially if they partner up with African universities, writes Osabuohien P. Amienyi.

Fillip for South African health research

Fillip for South African health research

The South African Medical Research Council has given multimillion-rand, multi-year grants to five previously under-resourced universities. The proposals cover research areas such as HIV, indigenous medicines, cancer, environmental health and non-communicable diseases.

The Conversation goes live in Africa

The arrival of The Conversation Africa website allows journalists in newsrooms and researchers and academics in universities to join forces for ground-breaking work. Articles on the site are also allowed to be republished elsewhere, so the information reaches more readers.

State of the Nation 2015: Opening the doors of learning

South Africa has made enormous strides in increasing student numbers in schools, universities and colleges over the past two decades, Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande said during the State of the Nation debate. But with these higher numbers have come a massive need for expanded educational infrastructure.

SA scientists win AU awards

Five new Centres of Excellence to boost research

Five new Centres of Excellence, which will be hosted at South Africa's top universities, will help increase the number of world-class researchers in the country as well as attract and retain research excellence, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.

South African universities among the best

South Africa's University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University have achieved top honours by being listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2011/12.
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