The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) was formed in 2005 by the amalgamation of the University of Port Elizabeth, Vista University and the Port Elizabeth Technikon. It is thelargest university in the Eastern and Southern Cape, with around 24,000 students in seven faculties spread over eight campuses. It is the 9th best university in Africa. It was ranked as having one ofthe most excellent business schools in South Africa, and has one of the top accounting schools in Africa. It boasts a towering 21-storey main administration building, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Itis a clean, modern campus, with all facilities any modern university can ask for.
Herbert Hurd Primary School is a co-educational primary school in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth. The school caters toEnglish-speaking pupils from grades 1–7. The school is named after Herbert Hurd, a member of the P.E. School board. Hurd donated the land to the education authorities to build the school. The school wasofficially opened in January 1954. The first principal was Martin Emmerick.
As well as government-funded schools, PE and the surrounding area also offer a number of private schoolingopportunities, including Grey High School, which is one of the top schools in Africa.
Etnias negros 79%, blancos 9,6%, mestizos 8,9%, indios/asiáticos 2,5% (censo del 2001)
Idiomas IsiZulu23,8%, IsiXhosa 17,6%, Afrikaáns 13,3%, Sepedi 9,4%, Inglés 8,2%, Setswana 8,2%, Sesotho 7,9%, Xitsonga 4,4%, Swazi 2,7%, Venda 2,3%, otros 2,2% (censo de 2001)
Religión: Ateísmo 15,1%,cristianismo zionista 11,1%, Pentecostal 8,24%, Iglesia Católica 7,1%, metodismo 6,8%, Reformismo Neerlandés 6,7%, Iglesia Anglicana de África Meridional 3,84%, islamismo 1,45%, otros cristianos 36%, otros 2,3%,sin especificar 1,4% (censo de 2001)
Moneda: Rand (ZAR)
Rand por $: 7,9576 (2008), 7,05 (2007), 6,7649 (2006), 6,3593 (2005), 6,4597 (2004), 7,5648 (2003)
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