Vista University

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Vista University
Type Public
Established 1981 (Closed)
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Campus Urban

Vista University, South Africa was established in 1981[1] by the apartheid government to ensure that urban black South Africans seeking tertiary education would be accommodated within the townships rather than on campuses reserved for other population groups.[2]

Its campuses were based in Bloemfontein,[3] Daveyton (East Rand), Mamelodi, Port Elizabeth, Sebokeng, Soweto and Welkom. The administrative head office[4] and the Distance Education Campus were located in Pretoria.

The university has since been closed. Its facilities and some members of the staff have been merged into other universities, including:

Notable staff[edit]


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