University of Fort Hare Alumni

University of Fort Hare Alumni

University of Fort Hare Alumni, Notable alumni-Below are the lists of notable Alumni in the University of Fort Hare:

NAME DOB – DOD NOTES
Z. K. Matthews 1901 – 1968 Lectured at Fort Hare from 1936 to 1959
Archibald Campbell Jordan 30 October 1906–1968 Novelist, pioneer of African studies
Govan Mbeki 9 July 1910 – 30 August 2001 South African politician
Yusuf Lule 1912 – 21 January 1985 Interim president of Uganda 1979
Cedric Phatudi 27 May 1912 – 7 October 1987 Former Chief Minister of Lebowa 1972–1987
Kaiser Matanzima 5 June 1915 – 15 June 2003 President of bantustan Transkei
Mary Malahlela 2 May 1916 – 8 May 1981 First female black doctor in South Africa
Oliver Tambo 27 October 1917 – 24 April 1993 African National Congress activist, expelled while doing his second degree
Nelson Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 Former President of South Africa; expelled and later attended the University of the Witwatersrand but did not graduate
Lionel Ngakane 17 July 1920 – 26 November 2003 South African film maker
Seretse Khama 1 July 1921 – 13 July 1980 First President of Botswana
Julius Nyerere 19 July 1922 – 14 October 1999 President of Tanzania
Herbert Chitepo 15 June 1923 – 18 March 1975 ZANU leader
Robert Sobukwe 1924 – 27 February 1978 Founder of the Pan Africanist Congress
Robert Mugabe 21 February 1924 – President of Zimbabwe, attended 1949–1951
Kenneth Kaunda 28 April 1924 – First President of Zambia
Allan Hendrickse 22 October 1927 – 16 March 2005 Politician, preacher, and teacher
Mangosuthu Buthelezi 27 August 1928 – Leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, never graduated but transferred to University of Natal. Leader of KwaZulu Bantustan in apartheid South Africa
Leepile Moshweu Taunyane 14 December 1928 – 30 October 2013 Life President of Premier Soccer League, President of the South African Professional Educators Union
Desmond Tutu 7 October 1931 – Archbishop Emeritus, South African peace activist, Chaplain at Fort Hare in 1960
Frank Mdlalose 29 November 1931 – First Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri 18 September 1937 – 6 April 2009 Minister of Communications, South Africa
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang 9 October 1940 – 16 December 2009 Minister of Health of South Africa
Chris Hani 28 June 1942 – 10 April 1993 Leader of the South African Communist Party – Expelled, later graduated at Rhodes University.
Wiseman Nkuhlu 5 February 1944 – economic advisor to former President Thabo Mbeki, Head of NEPAD
Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile 27 December 1944 – former Minister of Sport of South Africa
Sam Nolutshungu 15 April 1945 – 12 August 1997 South African scholar
Nyameko Barney Pityana 7 August 1945 – lawyer and theologian, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa
Bulelani Ngcuka 2 May 1954 – South Africa’s former Director of Public Prosecutions
Loyiso Nongxa 1954- Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand
Joseph Diescho 1955 – Namibian novelist
John Hlophe 1 January 1959 – Judge President of the Cape Provincial Division of the High Court
Kgathole Bernard Mogadime 10 March 1963 – Chairperson Professio