University of Venda
The University of Venda "UNIVEN" is a South African Comprehensive rural based university, located in Thohoyandou in Limpopoprovince. it was established in 1982 under the then Republic of Venda government.
It was established in 1982 to serve the inhabitants of the Venda bantustan, however, the student body at Univen never consisted of Venda students only, student from all over the Northern Transvaal attended the Institution. After the end of apartheid and the re-integration of the bantustans into South Africa, Univen student body were drawn from all over South Africa. With the South African government's programme of tertiary education reform in the new millennium, Univen became a "comprehensive university", offering both theoretically oriented and practically oriented courses.