University of Cape Town
| University of Cape Town |
|Headquarters||Cape 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.
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.
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
|Colin Eglin||14 April 1925||29 November 2013||South Africa||Politician||South African apartheid politician best known for having served as national leader of the opposition.|
|Andrew Feinstein||16 March 1964||Author|
|Former South African politician who authored Shadowworld, an expose of the global arms trade.|
|Conrad Gerber||1941||2009||Rhodesian||Deep state actor|
|Close friend of Ted Shackley|
|Richard Gnodde||March 1960||South Africa|
|Multi millionaire South African money man. Attended his first Bilderberg in 2019|
|Steven J. Hatfill||24 October 1953||Researcher|
|Robert Hersov||1961||South Africa||Banker|
|Billionaire banker in Epstein's black book. His father attended Le Cercle|
|Dullah Omar||26 May 1934||13 March 2004||South Africa||Lawyer|
|Ebrahim Patel||1962||South Africa||Politician|
|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"></a>|
|Fritz Schoon||6 February 1982|
|Richard Scott||2 October 1934||Lawyer|
|Conducted a three-year judicial inquiry (Scott Inquiry) into the sale of arms to Iraq during the 1980s.|
|Rick Turner||25 September 1941||8 January 1978||Activist|
|Ben Turok||26 June 1927||9 December 2019||South Africa||Activist|
|John Wiley||March 1987||Politician||A South African politician whose death would later lead to VIPaedophile allegations.|