#4 Chapter Three - Turfloop
This chapter of Anthony Butler's biography of SA president Cyril Ramaphosa provides an insight into the way the Apartheid government applied its social engineering policies to the country's five black universities. Ramaphosa enrolled at the Turfloop campus of the University of the North in early 1972, one of almost 1,150 students. In line with government policy, Turfloop was designed to cater for those from Venda, Tswana, Pedi and Sotho ethnic groups. Cape Town's University of the Western Cape for Coloureds; University of Durban Westville for Indians; University of Zululand for Zulus; and the most prestigious of the five, University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape, the only one that managed to recruit from all over the country. In this chapter, CR starts to make a name for himself through his involved in student politic leadership.