The latest 2017 African University ranking according to webometrics has South African institutions leading the list of Top Universities in Africa.
Since 2004, the Ranking Web (or Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year (data is collected during the first weeks of January and July for being public at the end of both months), covering more than 20,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide.
Webometrics intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities.
Below is the latest ranking of top universities in Africa from number 1 to 20
University of Cape Town
University of the Witwatersrand
University of Pretoria
University of Kwazulu Natal
University of the Western Cape
University of Johannesburg
University of Ibadan
North West University
American University in Cairo
University of South Africa
Ain Shams University
University of the Free State
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
The Webometrics Rank of a university is strongly linked to the volume and quality of the contents it publishes on the Web. Such contents should be originated by the faculty and other members of the university or by special agreement with external authors. It is not fair to use external contents for improving the rank of the university.