Cape College for Advanced Technical Education
People:Johann Carl Ernest SEELIGER: Architect
33°55'34.86" S 18°25'27.04" E Alt: 18m
(attrib to Seeliger see Rennie 1978b:333)
Wording on foundation stone:
This stone was laid by His Royal
Wording on commemoration stone:
This stone commemorates the opening of
Now part of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The Cape Technikon has its roots in the Cape Technical College, which was established in Longmarket Street in 1920. The establishment of the college followed more than ten years of petitioning by the community for the consolidation of technical courses that had been offered in various venues in Cape Town.
In the late 1960's this institution had its status changed to a College for Advanced Technical Education and was renamed the Cape College for Advanced Technical Education. However, a decade later, the Technikons Act was promulgated and in 1976 the institution become known as the Cape Technikon and was allowed to offer degree programmes.
All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.
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