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List of famous alumni from University of Fort Hare, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Fort Hare include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Fort Hare alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Fort Hare are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Fort Hare.

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Fort Hare?” and “Which celebrities are University of Fort Hare alumni?”
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Fort Hare Alumni
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress party from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999. A Xhosa born ...more

Age: Died at 95 (1918-2013)

Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa

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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Fort Hare Alumni
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Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first executive head of state. He has led the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front since 1975. Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union during the conflict against the conservative white-minority government of Rhodesia. Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years between 1964 and 1974. Upon release Mugabe, along with ...more

Age: 94

Birthplace: Zvimba District

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Chris Hani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Fort Hare Alumni
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Chris Hani, born Martin Thembisile Hani was the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress. He was a fierce opponent of the apartheid government. He was assassinated on 10 April 1993. ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1942-1993)

Birthplace: South Africa, Transkei

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Seretse Khama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Fort Hare Alumni
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Sir Seretse Goitsebeng Maphiri Khama, KBE was a statesman from Botswana. Born into one of the more powerful of the royal families of what was then the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, and educated abroad in neighbouring South Africa and in the United Kingdom, he returned home—with a popular but controversial bride—to lead his country's independence movement. He founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister in 1965. In 1966, Botswana gained independence and Khama became its first president. During his presidency, the country underwent rapid economic and social progress. ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1921-1980)

Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana

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