Students protest at the University of Fort Hare


University of Fort Hare,

Tuesday, 7 August 1973

Students protested at the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape on 7 August 1973. The students’ organization, the South African Students Organisation (SASO) was held responsible for the protest. Further violence erupted on the campus on 28 August. Fort Hare had been a brewing cauldron for student political activities during the liberation struggle in South Africa. Leaders like Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukhwe and many others followed this trend at the institution

• O’Malley, P. ‘1973’, from Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, [online], available at (Accessed: 22 July 2013)
• South African History Online, ‘Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’, [online], available at (Accessed: 22 July 2013)

Last updated : 01-Aug-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 30-Jul-2013