This list is according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Majority of the universities that were ranked in the top 10 are from South Africa. Two of South Africa’s universities feature in the top 250 of the worldwide rankings. Below are top 3 Universities in Africa 2021:
1. University Of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is is located at the foot of Table Mountain, offering spectacular views of Devil’s Peak and across the city. The university was founded in 1829, making it the oldest university in the country and the second oldest in Africa, behind the University of Sierra Leone, which was established two years earlier. Academic departments are grouped into six faculties: Commerce, Engineering and the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Law.
2. University Of The Witwatersrand
The Wits University, as it is commonly known is a public research university based in Johannesburg. It was founded as a school of mining; the region is the most abundant with gold of any location worldwide. There are five campuses, with two joined by a walkway. The campuses are home to student residences (including female-only dorms), academic departments, the Origins Centre, Planetarium, theatres, museums and galleries.
3. Stellenbosch University
This UUniversity is located in South Africa’s Western Cape, 50km from Cape Town. The university town maintains Dutch colonial architecture, and its streets host an array of cafés, boutiques and galleries. There are about 150 academic departments within 10 faculties, and many other research centre’s. In addition to an extensive library system, the university has a conservatory with two concert halls, home of the Stellenbosch University Choir the oldest South African choir.