THE University of Cape Town (UCT) has been named the top-ranked university in South Africa.
The annual Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings of the top 200 universities in the world, which was released yesterday, places UCT at No126.
But there was disappointment as the university fell in the rankings – from 113 last year and 103 in 2011.
UCT spokeswoman Riana Geldenhuys said: "While UCT continued to perform well in various aspects, South Africa simply does not invest as much in higher education and research as other countries, which are moving ahead." – Nomaswazi Nkosi