University of the Cape of Good Hope
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The University of the Cape of Good Hope, renamed the University of South Africa in 1916, was created when the Molteno government passed Act 16 of 1873 in the Cape of Good Hope Parliament. Modelled on the University of London, it offered examinations but not tuition, and had the power to confer degrees upon successful examination candidates. Today, this function still exists within the Department of Music where, for over 100 years, music pupils have been examined.
List of Chancellors
- 1876–1880: William Porter
- 1880–1884: Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere
- 1884–1890: The Earl of Carnarvon
- 1890–1898: Sir Langham Dale
- 1898–1901: Justice Charles Thomas Smith
- 1901–1912: the Duke of Cornwall and York (the future George V)
- 1912-1918: Field-Marshal Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
- P. A. Molteno: The life and times of Sir John Charles Molteno, K. C. M. G., First Premier of Cape Colony, Comprising a History of Representative Institutions and Responsible Government at the Cape. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1900. Vol.1, P.213.
- van Niekerk, Herma. "University of South Africa and its predecessor, the University of the Cape of Good Hope". Unisa Archives. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
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