University of Cape Town

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Formation1829
HeadquartersCape Town, South Africa
Public university in Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College making it the oldest higher education institute in South Africa.[1]

Consisting of 57 departments organised in 6 faculties and the multidisciplinary Centre for Higher Education Development, the university has approximately 29,000 to 30,000 students in the liberal arts, pure sciences and professional degrees.

History

The founding of the university dates back to 1829 when the South African College was established. The UCT was formally established as a university on 2 April 1918.

After the unification of the South African colonies in 1910, the new government of the Union seriously considered the implementation of a large institution of higher education responding to the vision desired by Cecil Rhodes in his will. Two of Rhodes' former associates, Otto Beit and Sir Julius Wernher, and a donation from mining magnate Alfred Beit financed the construction of this new university in 1918. Work lasted a decade before the University of Cape Town was able to inaugurate the Groote Schuur campus, on the part of the domain bequeathed by Rhodes.


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Colin Eglin14 April 192529 November 2013South AfricaPoliticianSouth African apartheid politician best known for having served as national leader of the opposition.
Andrew Feinstein16 March 1964Author
Researcher
Activist
Politician
Former South African politician who authored Shadowworld, an expose of the global arms trade.
Conrad Gerber19412009RhodesianDeep state actor
Businessperson
Close friend of Ted Shackley
Richard GnoddeMarch 1960South Africa
Eire
Financier
Millionaire
Multi millionaire South African money man. Attended his first Bilderberg in 2019
Steven J. Hatfill24 October 1953Researcher
Academic
Robert Hersov1961South AfricaBanker
Billionaire
Billionaire banker in Epstein's black book. His father attended Le Cercle
Dullah Omar26 May 193413 March 2004South AfricaLawyer
Ebrahim Patel1962South AfricaPolitician
Union organizer
Trade union anti-apartheid activist. Selected a Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the WEF in 1994. As Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition he was one of the main administrators of the waves of lockdowns that shut down most activities in the country from March 23, 2020 onward.<a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a>
Fritz Schoon6 February 1982
Richard Scott2 October 1934Lawyer
Jurist
Conducted a three-year judicial inquiry (Scott Inquiry) into the sale of arms to Iraq during the 1980s.
Rick Turner25 September 19418 January 1978Activist
Philosopher
Ben Turok26 June 19279 December 2019South AfricaActivist
Politician
Academic
Anti-apartheid activist
John WileyMarch 1987PoliticianA South African politician whose death would later lead to VIPaedophile allegations.


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