7. North-West University
Rank: South Africa: 7th, World: 915th
North-West University is currently recognized as one of the best universities in South Africa. The institution emerged on 1st January 2004 when the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West merged and incorporated the staff and students of the Sebokeng Campus of the Vista university to form a new North-West University.
The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses of North-West University are situated in the North-West Province whereas the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. As seen, the university’s academic performance is ranked 7th in South Africa and 915th in the world.