University of Fort Hare

university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was an important university for black Africans from 1916 to 1959.

University of Fort Hare
MottoIn lumine tuo videbimus lumen ("In your light we shall see the light")
TypePublic university
Established1916
ChancellorDumisa Buhle Ntsebeza
Vice-ChancellorSakhela Buhlungu[1]
Students13,331 (2015)
Location
Main campus: Alice
Other: Bhisho
East London
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Coordinates: 32°47′13.4″S 26°50′56.7″E / 32.787056°S 26.849083°E / -32.787056; 26.849083
Websitehttp://www.ufh.ac.za/
The Union (Fort Hare University)

It offered a Western-style, academically excellent education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Nelson Mandela studied at the university during his early years before leading a group of students on a political strike and getting expelled.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "University of Fort Hare appoints Prof Sakhela Buhlungu as new vice chancellor" (Times Media Group). Time Live. Retrieved 9 November 2016.

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