Top South African Colleges and Universities on Facebook

Top South African Universities on Facebook

2024 Facebook University Ranking


What are the most popular South African Universities on Facebook? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 Facebook University Ranking of all South African higher-education institutions on Facebook meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate South African higher education-related organization in each country
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

The aim of the uniRank Facebook University Ranking is to offer an approximate popularity index for each South African university on the Facebook social media platform, based on the total number of followers. Read also our article about the importance of Social Media for Universities and prospective students.

South African Universities on Facebook

Rank University Followers Likes Country
1 University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg's official Facebook page 690,010 610,737 za South Africa
2 University of KwaZulu-Natal University of KwaZulu-Natal's official Facebook page 327,629 246,382 za South Africa
3 University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand's official Facebook page 298,839 257,554 za South Africa
4 University of Cape Town University of Cape Town's official Facebook page 293,994 260,548 za South Africa
5 Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology's official Facebook page 231,669 198,300 za South Africa
6 University of Pretoria University of Pretoria's official Facebook page 215,777 192,772 za South Africa
7 Walter Sisulu University Walter Sisulu University's official Facebook page 206,041 152,189 za South Africa
8 Nelson Mandela University Nelson Mandela University's official Facebook page 183,756 150,405 za South Africa
9 Universiteit Stellenbosch Universiteit Stellenbosch's official Facebook page 177,416 156,306 za South Africa
10 Tshwane University of Technology Tshwane University of Technology's official Facebook page 171,883 132,152 za South Africa
11 Durban University of Technology Durban University of Technology's official Facebook page 162,436 121,150 za South Africa
12 University of Limpopo University of Limpopo's official Facebook page 140,700 69,232 za South Africa
13 University of Fort Hare University of Fort Hare's official Facebook page 128,626 96,641 za South Africa
14 University of Zululand University of Zululand's official Facebook page 126,059 84,830 za South Africa
15 North-West University North-West University's official Facebook page 115,333 98,160 za South Africa
16 Central University of Technology Central University of Technology's official Facebook page 98,224 82,847 za South Africa
17 Mangosuthu University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology's official Facebook page 93,422 76,337 za South Africa
18 Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology's official Facebook page 79,798 51,720 za South Africa
19 University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape's official Facebook page 77,057 63,330 za South Africa
20 University of Venda University of Venda's official Facebook page 53,347 35,247 za South Africa
21 Rhodes University Rhodes University's official Facebook page 51,077 42,982 za South Africa
22 Sol Plaatje University Sol Plaatje University's official Facebook page 38,027 32,503 za South Africa
23 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University's official Facebook page 36,958 28,000 za South Africa
24 University of Mpumalanga University of Mpumalanga's official Facebook page 19,624 13,885 za South Africa

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