A list of the top Universities in Africa has recently been revealed by a data company that collects and analyses data, Statisense. The list, which includes four South African universities, also features a Ugandan university as well as two Egyptian universities.
The University of Cape Town, which takes the top spot, is home to a very vibrant, cosmopolitan community of over 26 000 students and a whopping 5 000 staff members from over 100 countries in Africa and abroad. The University has six faculties: Commerce, Law, Humanities, Engineering & the Built Environment; Health Sciences, and Science.
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View the list, which includes the year the institution was built, below.
1829: University of Cape Town
1922: University of Witwatersrand
1864: Stellenbosch University
2004: University of KwaZulu-Natal
2012: Aswan University, based in Egypt
2002: Durban University of Technology
1948: The University of Ibadan based in Nigeria
1922: Makerere University, based in Uganda
1972: Mansoura Uni, based in Egypt
1978: Ferhat Abbas Setif Uni, based in Algeria
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Briefly.co.za also reported, Fidel Castro is seen as a national hero here in SA. The roles he played in helping black Africans overcome the forces of apartheid have been widely recognised. This is why when the opportunity availed itself, SA's first black president, Nelson Mandela, decided to have a banquet to honor the outstanding leader that is Fidel Castro.
The banquet took place on the 3rd of September, 1998. Not only did a Cuban army, led by Castro, take on the apartheid South African army, they also managed to defeat them. Not once but twice, the first defeat came in 1976 and then again in 1988. A feat that still gives the white apartheid regime generals the chills. Since 1996 South Africa has been a beneficiary of Cuban medical internationalism.
Between 1996 and 2002, more than 450 Cuban doctors and medical lecturers were deployed in South Africa and about a hundred South African students a year are trained in Cuba before finishing their studies in South Africa.
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