Main Universities in Gauteng

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Here is a list of the major universities  in Gauteng. 


Incorporating the former Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand and Vista University (Johannesburg campuses), the university offers both technical and academic programmes for around 45 000 students. The university has built a new School of Travel and Tourism on its Auckland Park campus, at a cost of about R70-million.


Tel: 011 11 559 2911

Officially established in 1930 - but with roots stretching back to the founding of the Normal College for teacher training in 1902 - the university is one of South Africa's largest, with almost 40 000 students, including over 2 000 international students from 60 countries.

The university's Gordon Institute of Business Science, established in Johannesburg in 2000, has already earned an international reputation, while its faculty of veterinary science at Onderstepoort is the only one of its kind in South Africa.



Incorporating the former Unisa, Technikon SA and Vista University (distance education), the Pretoria-based University of South Africa offers distance education programmes - both academic and technical - to students across the country and the region.

The university's Centre for African Renaissance Study is an interdisciplinary research institution with a mandate to develop outward to the whole of Africa and diasporic Africa.



Situated in Johannesburg, Wits University is one of the country's leading research institutions. A cosmopolitan campus close to the city centre, Wits attracts a large number of students from across Africa. Since full university status was granted in 1922, Wits has produced more than 100 000 graduates across a range of disciplines.

The university offers degrees in the faculties of engineering and the built environment, humanities, health sciences, science and commerce.

Wits hosts the Department of Science and Technology's Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, and the Wits Business School.


Tel: 011 717 1000

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