11 Best universities for Journalism and Digital Media in South Africa

Below is the list of best universities in South Africa ranked based on their research performance in Journalism and Digital Media. A graph of 14K citations received by 1.5K academic papers made by 11 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 Cape Town

For Journalism and Digital Media

#1 in Africa
#182 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1874

2. University of KwaZulu-Natal

For Journalism and Digital Media

#2 in Africa
#205 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
2004

3. University of South Africa

For Journalism and Digital Media

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

4. University of Johannesburg

For Journalism and Digital Media

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

5. University of the Witwatersrand

For Journalism and Digital Media

#5 in Africa
#304 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1922

6. University of Pretoria

For Journalism and Digital Media

#6 in Africa
#336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1908

7. University of Stellenbosch

For Journalism and Digital Media

#7 in Africa
#357 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1918

8. Rhodes University

For Journalism and Digital Media

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

9. North-West University

For Journalism and Digital Media

#9 in Africa
#490 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2004

10. University of the Free State

For Journalism and Digital Media

#15 in Africa
#687 in the World
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1904

11. University of the Western Cape

For Journalism and Digital Media

#17 in Africa
#743 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1959

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