List of Registered Higher Education and Training Institutions in South Africa



The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) deals with universities, and other post-school education and training, as well as coordinating the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa (HRDSSA).

To check or verify if your Institutions is registered: Call the DHET at 0800 87 22 22.

South Africa’s higher education comprises the following institutions:

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology, Free State
  • Durban Institute of Technology
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • National Institute for Higher Education, Northern Cape
  • National Institute for Higher Education, Mpumalanga
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • North West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • University of Pretoria
  • Univeristy of South Africa
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Venda
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Zululand
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

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