If you’re interested in studying agriculture, there are a number of colleges and universities in South Africa that can help you achieve your educational goals. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best agricultural schools in South Africa so you know where to start your search for higher education!
List Of Agricultural Colleges In South Africa
1. Tshwane University of Technology
TUT is a public university located in Pretoria, South Africa. It was established in 1959 and has since grown to include five campuses across the greater Gauteng province. TUT’s largest campus is its Pretoria Campus, which houses its faculties of engineering; health sciences; and science, agriculture and forestry. The Tshwane University of Technology is an equal opportunity employer that aims to provide quality education while promoting social justice throughout all its campuses. The university also aims to promote better understanding between people from different backgrounds or cultures by working together to create a culture of diversity at every level within the institution.
2. North-West University
North-West University was established in 1875, making it one of the oldest agricultural colleges in South Africa. It is located in Potchefstroom and has a diverse student population from various backgrounds. The university is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and offers courses such as agribusiness management, animal health technology, crop sciences and food science to name a few.
3. Fort Hare University
Fort Hare University is a public university located in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was founded in 1916 as a college for higher education to educate black students. The university’s main campus is located on the traditional land of the Xhosa people and other African communities.
The university is historically significant due to its contribution in shaping contemporary South Africa through its role as a centre of anti-Apartheid activism during the 20th century. As such, it has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
4. University of Stellenbosch
- University of Stellenbosch
This is a public research university located in Stellenbosch, a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is the oldest university in South Africa, as well as the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa.
5. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is a public university in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Founded in 2004 as a merger of the Port Elizabeth campuses of the former Port Elizabeth Technikon and the former Port Elizabeth University College, it adopted its current name when Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality absorbed them into its education system. It is named for Nelson Mandela, who was born nearby and has served as Chancellor since 2004.
The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programmes and over 50 postgraduate degrees through nine faculties: Commerce; Education; Engineering & Built Environment; Health Sciences; Humanities & Social Sciences; Law; Science-Technology-Engineering Psychology & Sport Management. In addition to this there are six centres: Centre for Adult Learning (CAL); Centre for Research on Socio-Economic Transformations (CREST); Research on Drug Use among Youth (RUDY); South African Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Evaluation Studies (SAfVAC); Southern African Resource Centre on Small Arms & Light Weapons (SARCO), which opened its doors in 2014 following extensive renovations at NMMU’s main campus site – initially costing R30 million.
We hope you have found this list useful and are able to decide which college is right for you. If there are any colleges that we have missed or if there is anything else that you would like to know, please feel free to contact us.