October 1 1829 CE – South African College Opens in Cape Town, South Africa

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October 1 1829 CE – South African College Opens in Cape Town, South AfricaRate this post The education of children living in South Africa took a giant leap forward on October 1, 1829: after nearly three decades since the idea was first proposed, South African College opened to its first group of students in Cape Town, South Africa. The institution, consisting of young men from elementary school to college-age, would eventually split into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools. Higher education in the colony was born. Forming an educational system in the diverse territory first became a priority for Commissioner General Jacob de Mist in […]