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With the establishment of the South African College in 1829, the Cape Colony acquired its first institution of higher learning. This would later become the University of Cape Town. In fact there had been some earlier limited teaching of classics, such as the Latin School in Cape Town (1714). In 1916 the South African Native College was founded at Alice in the Eastern Cape. This institution, which would later become the University of Fort Hare, was one of the few places at which black South Africans had access to classical or any other university learning. The Classical Association of South Africa (CASA, was initially founded in 1927, and after a period of dormancy re-established in 1956 and to this day continues to convene conferences and publish a refereed journal (Acta Classica).