University of Cape Town
World University Rankings 2014-15
Optimism is the official creed of this university, which has the motto "Spes Bona" ("Good Hope"). Cape Town was a centre of opposition to government policy in the apartheid years. Many of its 22,500 students, administered by 4,500 staff, are members of more than 80 societies, predominantly in five categories: political, academic, religious, national and special interest.