2 March 1918
South Africa’s biggest University, the University of South Africa (Unisa) was officially opened on 2 March 1918. It had been known as the University of the Cape of Good Hope since it was established in 1873.Today,Unisa is one of the mega universities of the world, with over 300 000 students in 130 countries. In 2000, the University merged with Technikon SA and also incorporated the distance education component of Vista University. The institution retained its name after the merger. The University has seven regional centers throughout the country. Unisa is the only University that remained multiracial throughout the apartheid years, largely due to it being a distance education institution.