Top South African Colleges and Universities on X (Twitter)

Top South African Universities on X (Twitter)

2023 X University Ranking New


What are the most popular South African Universities on X (formerly Twitter)? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2023 X University Ranking of all South African higher-education institutions on X 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 X University Ranking is to offer an approximate popularity index for each South African university on the X 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 X

Rank University Followers Avg monthly posts Country
1 University of Pretoria University of Pretoria's official Twitter page 395,800 101 za South Africa
2 University of Cape Town University of Cape Town's official Twitter page 232,200 180 za South Africa
3 University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand's official Twitter page 142,300 87 za South Africa
4 University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg's official Twitter page 87,500 101 za South Africa
5 Universiteit Stellenbosch Universiteit Stellenbosch's official Twitter page 76,900 77 za South Africa
6 University of KwaZulu-Natal University of KwaZulu-Natal's official Twitter page 54,200 55 za South Africa
7 University of Limpopo University of Limpopo's official Twitter page 31,800 58 za South Africa
8 University of the Free State University of the Free State's official Twitter page 30,500 183 za South Africa
9 North-West University North-West University's official Twitter page 29,600 91 za South Africa
10 Nelson Mandela University Nelson Mandela University's official Twitter page 29,600 106 za South Africa
11 Tshwane University of Technology Tshwane University of Technology's official Twitter page 25,900 57 za South Africa
12 University of Venda University of Venda's official Twitter page 25,500 117 za South Africa
13 Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology's official Twitter page 20,700 20 za South Africa
14 University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape's official Twitter page 19,500 148 za South Africa
15 Durban University of Technology Durban University of Technology's official Twitter page 14,700 35 za South Africa
16 Rhodes University Rhodes University's official Twitter page 14,500 38 za South Africa
17 University of Fort Hare University of Fort Hare's official Twitter page 11,800 32 za South Africa
18 Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology's official Twitter page 10,900 43 za South Africa
19 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University's official Twitter page 9,228 46 za South Africa
20 Central University of Technology Central University of Technology's official Twitter page 9,060 37 za South Africa
21 University of Zululand University of Zululand's official Twitter page 8,462 15 za South Africa
22 University of Mpumalanga University of Mpumalanga's official Twitter page 6,788 34 za South Africa
23 Mangosuthu University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology's official Twitter page 5,488 28 za South Africa
24 Walter Sisulu University Walter Sisulu University's official Twitter page 5,299 5 za South Africa
25 Sol Plaatje University Sol Plaatje University's official Twitter page 4,226 25 za South Africa

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