University of Fort Hare

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University of Fort Hare
Motto In lumine tuo videbimus lumen ("In your light we shall see the light")
Established 1916
Type Public university
Chancellor Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza
Vice-Chancellor Sakhela Buhlungu[1]
Students 13,331 (2015)
Location Main campus: Alice
Other: Bhisho
East London
, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates: 32°47′13.4″S 26°50′56.7″E / 32.787056°S 26.849083°E / -32.787056; 26.849083
The Union (Fort Hare University)

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.

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.

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  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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