Students protest at the University of Fort Hare

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University of Fort Hare, www.timeslive.co.za

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

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

Last updated : 01-Aug-2013

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