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Western Cape

You are only moments away

PPrior to 1994, the University of Cape Town was regarded by the authorities as a place of radicals because of students’ sustained opposition to the apartheid policies applied to institutions of higher learning. It’s therefore not a surprise that the “Rhodes Must Fall” movement started here, eventually giving rise to the national “Fees Must Fall” protests, where students demanded free university education.

You can’t miss it – drive along the M3 in Cape Town and you’ll notice stunning ivy-clad buildings, long lawns, and playing fields, all set dramatically against the mountain. UCT is one of the country's oldest universities and a leading higher education institute in South Africa.

Did You Know?
TThere is also the Medical Campus close to Groote Schuur Hospital, an art school at Hiddingh Campus in the city centre, and the Breakwater Campus at the V&A Waterfront, where the Graduate School of Business is housed.

IIn 1829, the South African College Schools (SACS), a school for boys was built. Then between 1880 and 1900, the Gold Rush happened and the college developed into a university where engineers and academics could be trained (SACS is now in Newlands).

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