The University’s Bhisho campus opened in 1990, during a very different time in the history of the town, the region and the country. The University was embracing democracy after years of apartheid domination. But Bhisho still fell under the Ciskei regime – and turbulent times were still to come with tragedies like the Bhisho Massacre. Today the campus looks firmly to the future, assisting Bhisho in its role as capital of the Eastern Cape. Visit the campus, and nearby landmarks like the Bhisho Massacre Memorial and the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg, King William’s Town.