Central to the peculiarities of the evolution of modern higher education, research and knowledge in Africa, is the lack of indigenous authenticity and identity. This is in spite of historical records which show that, before Africa’s subjection to the colonial technology of rule, there were recorded histories of indigenous higher learning in Timbuktu and other parts of Africa.
The Witwatersrand Basin is an ancient inland sea around 3 billion years old and roughly 350km long by 150km wide
Most of the basin is covered by younger rocks of considerable depth, but tectonics exposed the northern edge
On that edge, in a region know as the Central Rand mining of the Witwatersrand Basin began