14 Best universities for Journalism and Digital Media in South Africa

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Below is a list of best universities in South Africa ranked based on their research performance in Journalism and Digital Media. A graph of 7.63M citations received by 499K academic papers made by 14 universities in South Africa was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. University of KwaZulu-Natal

For Journalism and Digital Media

#1 in Africa
#322 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Founded
2004

2. University of Cape Town

For Journalism and Digital Media

#2 in Africa
#336 in the World
Founded
1874

3. University of South Africa

For Journalism and Digital Media

#3 in Africa
#362 in the World
Enrollment
420,000
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1873

4. University of Johannesburg

For Journalism and Digital Media

#4 in Africa
#400 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
49,910
Founded
2005

5. University of Pretoria

For Journalism and Digital Media

#5 in Africa
#443 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1908

7. North-West University

For Journalism and Digital Media

#7 in Africa
#489 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
26,439
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
2004

8. University of the Witwatersrand

For Journalism and Digital Media

#8 in Africa
#522 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1922

9. Rhodes University

For Journalism and Digital Media

#10 in Africa
#627 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1904

10. University of the Free State

For Journalism and Digital Media

#14 in Africa
#850 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1904

11. Cape Peninsula University of Technology

For Journalism and Digital Media

#17 in Africa
#885 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
2005

12. University of the Western Cape

For Journalism and Digital Media

#22 in Africa
#961 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
18,720
Male:Female
40:60
Founded
1959

13. Nelson Mandela University

For Journalism and Digital Media

#28 in Africa
#1150 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
2005

14. University of Fort Hare

For Journalism and Digital Media

#30 in Africa
#1180 in the World
Founded
1916

The best cities to study Journalism and Digital Media in South Africa based on the number of universities and their ranks are Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria, and Johannesburg.