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Best Colleges in South Africa for Local and International Students

This list of best colleges in South Africa was composed with the intention of guiding both local and international students who wish to enrol for higher education in the country.

So far Jobreaders is concerned with educational opportunities; this post should serve as a guide for entrance into best and most renowned tertiary or secondary schools in the whole of the South.

A college in this context is an educational institution that may also include degree-awarding tertiary institutions in South Africa Secondary schools and the likes of any other college in SA offering Vocational degrees.

Despite the fact that we love to travel and tour, our journeys across Africa is aimed at exploring the best of the land, and sharing with us and the rest of the world; but with the interest of the youths in our hearts.

Jobreaders is a pure advocate of global benefits for students and any other set of scholars who deserve to be rewarded for great jobs and positive contributions, anywhere in Africa.

This post “Best colleges in South Africa” is one of the beautify outcomes of one our journeys, studies over the web and extracts from parental comments and other means that we might want to keep.

There are numerous other colleges in SA, but there are distinguished institutions; maybe as a result of their commitment to improvising to world standards of education or simply people’s choice based on intimate factors.

But whatever the case may be, we have compiled a list that can guide students and parents while making decision and researches.

If there is a very good school whose features we failed to mention in this journal, you can also help us by including them through the comment section.

Who knows South Africa?

In Africa, the great nation is not known for numbers, political equations and oil, but by their unique diversity, in tribes, colours and ancients pedigrees.

We would have mentioned their position before other African countries but nations’ ranking is beyond the jurisdiction of this content.

In other words, we are not ready to rank countries in Africa.

But with regards to educational policies and government, South Africa is one of the most innovate in the whole of Africa, giving credence to the past and present administrations of the country governments.

And just like we must have aired in the past, the Xenophobia attack on other African nations has only been the dirty hands in the face of the country’s historical background.

And inasmuch as we are not ready to criticize or support the actions of the people, the government and the observing communities.

Africa will always continue to be the best land in the world, irrespective of the diversities and misunderstanding.

But do not forget that this post is designed to showcase the best colleges in South Africa, their locations and a few features that we can hold unto:

Government tertiary institutions

  1. Universities of Technology
  2. Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Western Cape
  3. Central University of Technology, Free State
  4. Durban University of Technology, KZN
  5. Mangosuthu University of Technology, KZN
  6. Tshwane University of Technology, Gauteng
  7. Vaal University of Technology, Gauteng
  8. TVET Colleges

Traditional and Comprehensive Universities in SA

  1. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Eastern Cape
  2. North-West University, North-West
  3. Rhodes University, Eastern Cape
  4. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (formerly Medunsa), Gauteng
  5. Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape
  6. Stellenbosch University, Western Cape
  7. University of Cape Town, Western Cape
  8. University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape
  9. University of Johannesburg, Gauteng
  10. University of KwaZulu-Natal, KZN
  11. University of Limpopo, Limpopo
  12. University of Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga
  13. University of Pretoria, Gauteng
  14. University of South Africa (Unisa), Gauteng / national
  15. University of the Free State, Free State
  16. University of Venda, Limpopo
  17. University of the Western Cape, Western Cape
  18. University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Gauteng
  19. University of Zululand, KZN
  20. Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape

Private institutions

  1. ACT Cape Town
  2. Academy for Facilities Management (A4FM)
  3. Akademia
  4. Belgium Campus
  5. Centurion Akademie
  6. City Changers Institute
  7. College of Production Technology (CPT)
  8. College of the Transfiguration
  9. Concept Interactive
  10. CTI Education Group
  11. Damelin
  12. The Da Vinci Institute
  13. Durbanville College
  14. ea College
  15. FEDISA
  16. George Whitefield College
  17. Helderberg College
  18. ICESA City Campus
  19. International Peace College South Africa
  20. IQ Academy
  21. Lyceum Correspondence College
  22. Milpark Education
  23. Monash South Africa
  24. Open Learning Group
  25. Oval International
  26. Pearson Institute of Higher Education
  27. Potchefstroom Academy
  28. Prestige Academy
  29. Quality Career Academy
  30. Rosebank College
  31. SAE Institute of South Africa
  32. SANTS Private Higher Education Institution
  33. Sonett International Academy
  34. The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP)
  35. Southern African Wildlife College
  36. St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution of South Africa
  37. Stenden South Africa
  38. Towerstone
  39. TSIBA Education
  40. Varsity College


Boston City Campus and Business College

Business Management Training (BMT) College

Cranefield College of Project Programme Management Institute

East London Management Institute (ELMI)

Foundation for Professional Development

Henley Business School

IMM Graduate School of Marketing

International Trade Institute of Southern Africa

Management College of Southern Africa (Mancosa)

Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI)

Regenesys Business School

Regent Business School

Southern Business School

Creative Arts and Design

AAA School of Advertising

The Animation School

BHC School of Design

Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design

Design Academy of Fashion

Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design

Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts

Greenside Design Center College of Design

LISOF Fashion Design School and Retail Education Institute

Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences

Red and Yellow School

Ruth Prowse School of Art

The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA)

Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

Vega School


Ed-U College

Embury Institute for Teacher Education

Headstart Mercy Montessori Teacher Training Centre

Inscape Education Group

Centre for Creative Education

Medicine, Health, Fitness & Beauty

Camelot International Health and Skin Care Education

Health and Fitness Professionals Academy

Healthnicon Nursing College

International Academy of Health and Skin Care

International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy

International Institute for Sports Science and Fitness Training (IIFT)

Isa Carstens Health and Wellness Academy

Life Healthcare College of Learning

Mediclinic Private Higher Education Institution


IHT Hotel School

  1. The International Hotel School
  2. The Private Hotel School
  3. The Swiss Hotel School South Africa

Information Technology

  1. Durban Computer College
  2. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Music and Production Colleges

  1. Academy of Sound Engineering
  2. The campus of Performing Arts
  3. Cape Audio College

Theology Schools in South Africa

In this list of best colleges in South Africa, we considered making a complete list of all the schools, to aid visitors search. The myths below motivates our listing.

  1. Die Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie NPC
  2. Akademie Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studies
  3. Auckland Park Theological Seminary
  4. Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa
  5. Christ Baptist Church Seminary
  6. Christian Reformed Theological Seminary
  7. Cornerstone Christian College
  8. Hebron Theological College
  9. Southern Africa Bible College
  10. Mukhanyo Theological College
  11. South African Theological Seminary
  12. St John Vianney Seminary
  13. St Joseph’s Theological Institute
  14. Theological Education by Extension College
  15. Union Bible Institute

Myths about Colleges

Colleges in South Africa and through other nations in the world have the same stories and capabilities. Degrees and other certificates brag about certifying graduates in characters and in learning, but in the real sense, the ability to develop character and learn is individualistic.

If you happen to be in any of this South African school or intend to delve because of the entitlement mentality, then there is a problem somewhere.

The essence of schooling is to develop skills, learn communication and interaction. And the most paramount is to become a community solution. School titles do no convert the award of street credibility, to anyone.

It only proves that you have been trained, and the ability to put them to work becomes students’ choices.

Why do we say this, these have been one of the most dangerous myths that affect societal development and the earlier we understand these things the better.

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