South African Colleges and Universities on YouTube or Vimeo

Top South African Universities on YouTube

2023 YouTube University Ranking New

Last update: September 2023


What are the most popular South African Universities on YouTube? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2023 YouTube University Ranking (September 2023 data) of all South African higher-education institutions on YouTube 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
Some large Universities adopt multiple YouTube channels associated, for example, with each academic division (i.e. College, Faculty, Department, etc.) and each administrative area (i.e. Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Alumni, etc.). uniRank has chosen the most general institutional YouTube channel for each University.

South African Universities on YouTube

Rank University Subscribers Avg views
per video
1 University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand's YouTube official channel 35,000 6,597
2 University of KwaZulu-Natal University of KwaZulu-Natal's YouTube official channel 28,800 4,551
3 University of Pretoria University of Pretoria's YouTube official channel 25,500 3,840
4 University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg's YouTube official channel 21,900 2,232
5 University of Cape Town University of Cape Town's YouTube official channel 21,200 2,739
6 North-West University North-West University's YouTube official channel 19,500 1,817
7 Nelson Mandela University Nelson Mandela University's YouTube official channel 13,900 3,876
8 Universiteit Stellenbosch Universiteit Stellenbosch's YouTube official channel 12,300 2,196
9 University of Limpopo University of Limpopo's YouTube official channel 11,700 2,143
10 University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape's YouTube official channel 9,000 1,302
11 Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology's YouTube official channel 6,680 2,195
12 Durban University of Technology Durban University of Technology's YouTube official channel 6,550 2,049
13 University of the Free State University of the Free State's YouTube official channel 6,150 1,295
14 University of Fort Hare University of Fort Hare's YouTube official channel 5,150 2,272
15 University of Venda University of Venda's YouTube official channel 3,980 2,939
16 Walter Sisulu University Walter Sisulu University's YouTube official channel 2,760 1,216
17 Central University of Technology Central University of Technology's YouTube official channel 2,730 1,334
18 University of Zululand University of Zululand's YouTube official channel 2,700 624
19 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University's YouTube official channel 2,440 1,126
20 Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology's YouTube official channel 2,330 1,405
21 Rhodes University Rhodes University's YouTube official channel 2,110 4,638
22 Tshwane University of Technology Tshwane University of Technology's YouTube official channel 1,580 539
23 Sol Plaatje University Sol Plaatje University's YouTube official channel 954 1,696

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