VISTA CAMPUS IN SOWETO
During 1978 the National Party Government appointed a commission of enquiry to investigate university needs and requirements of urban blacks in the Republic of South Africa. The commission submitted its report to the Government during 1980, the outcome of which was the decision to establish Vista University.
Vista University was established in terms of Act 106 of 1981 and came into being on 1 January 1982 with a central administrative office in Pretoria and decentralized campuses in the main black urban areas.
In addition the Distance Education Campus in Pretoria was taken over from the Department of Education and Training on 1 April 1982. Its original purpose was to improve the qualifications of teachers by means of distance tuition. Vista University's first academic year began on 1 January 1983.
The University currently has eight campuses:
Bloemfontein Campus (in Bloemfontein)
East Rand Campus (in Daveyton, near Springs)
Distance Education Campus (in Pretoria)
Mamelodi Campus (near Pretoria)
Port Elizabeth Campus (in Zwide)
Sebokeng Campus (near Vanderbijlpark)
Soweto Campus (near Johannesburg)
Welkom Campus (in Thabong)
Private Bag X09
Tel: +27(0)11 938-1701
Fax: +27(0)11 938-1490