Media Releases

  • 21 October 2020

    The Vice-Chancellors of Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu universities have expressed concern over the rising numbers of infected students at their East London campuses over the past 10-14 days.

  • 19 October 2020

    Following a joint media statement issued yesterday, 18th October, by the Eastern Cape Department of Health (ECDoH) and the University of Fort Hare (UFH), several steps have been put in place to ensure a swift response to the Covid-19 outbreak and to curb its spread.

  • 18 October 2020

    Health Department in the Eastern Cape has launched testing and tracing campaign after the recent outbreak of COVID-19 at the University of Fort in the East London campus.

  • 13 October 2020

    The University of Fort Hare has taken note of the article in the Sunday Times dated 11 October 2020 and wants to put the following facts on record:Ms S Gomba is currently not a registered student of the University of Fort Hare.

  • 9 July 2020

    The University of Fort Hare is deeply saddened by the untimely passing ofQueenNoloyiso Sandileof AmaRharhabeKingdomwho died yesterday afternoon after a short illness.Her Majestywas the wife of the late AmaRharhabe King and had been reigning since the death of her husband, King Maxhoba Sandile who

  • 3 June 2020

    The University ofFort Hare is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship which prioritises first year South African, full time Law and Accounting studentsat the university.

  • 29 April 2020

    The University of Fort Hare has embarked on a large-scale project to make available 12 000 laptops (with modems and data) to enable all students, including those who currently do not own such devices, to participate in online learning remotely.

  • 29 March 2020

    Following the first announcement by the State President, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa about efforts to combat COVID-19 Epidemic in South Africa, the University Management announced, on the 20 March 2020 that the University was going to be closing for an early recess un l the 15th April 2020.  In the

  • 21 March 2020

    It is with a great sense of sadness that the university announces the passing of another Alice-based male student. On Saturday last week Mr Siphumle Nazo was allegedly hit on the head with an iron bar by a fellow male student at Marikana Residence.

  • 17 March 2020

    The University of Fort Hare has been closely monitoring the current status of COVID-19 infections in South Africa and continues to assess risks to the University of Fort Hare community on an ongoing basis.

  • 26 February 2020

    Yesterday, 25 February, University of Fort Hare Management was forced to suspend academic activity and release staff at its Alice campus due to violent student protests which included chasing staff out of offices,  thus leading to a complete disruption of campus opera

  • 26 February 2020

    Yesterday, 25 February, University of Fort Hare Management was forced to suspend academic activity and release staff at its Alice campus due to violent student protests which included chasing staff out of offices, thus leading to a complete disruption of campus operations.

  • 19 February 2020

    Yesterday afternoon the university became aware through conflicting social media reports that a 4th Year, male Nursing Science student might be involved in a fatal domestic violence incident. To date, the matter has not yet been formally reported to the university.

  • 2 February 2020

    The Minister wishes to welcome the calling off of the national shutdown with immediate effect in the wake of the common understanding and agreements reached with the student leadership.

  • 30 January 2020

    Management is deeply perturbed by the escalation on incidents of violence and vandalism both on the Alice and East London campuses since the launch of the call by the South African Union of Students (SAUS) to shut down campuses across the country.

  • 30 January 2020

    MANCO met with the Student Representative Council this afternoon and presented the following package of measures relating to registration and student records:

  • 2 October 2019

    The formal launch of the R400 million Alice Student Village, Phase2 Student Housing Project, based on the Alice campus of the University of Fort Hare, will take place on Thursday, 3rd October 2019 at 10h00.  The function will also include handing over of ke

  • 9 September 2019

    A delegation of senior University of Fort Hare (UFH) officials has travelled to Johannesburg to meet with the police and the family of Ms Thandolwethu Rose Ngolo who has been reported missing.  At this stage it is  unclear when exactly the 22-year-old  3rd year Bachelor of Education st

  • 9 September 2019

    The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is saddened by the news of the passing of Leighandre “Baby-Lee” Jegels. The 25-year-old South African female boxing champion was shot dead on August 29, allegedly by her police officer boyfriend.