Prof. M.M Somniso
BA (Hons) (UWC) MA PhD (Michigan)
A hearty welcome to all prospective students of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Fort Hare. The Faculty is the oldest in the University as it was the foundational Faculty when the University was established in 1916.
Many students who have passed through the Faculty have proceeded to become outstanding leaders of the South African nation, for example, Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Robert Sobukhwe and ZK Matthews. More recently, for example, the Media Officer for President Mbeki, that is, Bheki Khumalo, graduated from the Faculty as well. It is thus an integral part of the Faculty’s Vision and Mission to continue this tradition.
To this end we strive to offer our prospective learners academic programmes leading to qualifications that are stimulating, that will allow for individual intellectual growth, and at the end of the day, will make our graduates marketable in their careers of choice, as well as responsible citizens in their respective societies.
We really hope that you will make the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Fort Hare your Faculty of first choice
With best wishes for your career decisions.