On March 19, 2015 at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) were held the celebrations, dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University (Moscow), and a Jubilee of the Year of Africa. The meeting gathered university graduates of various years, representatives of the administration of the Russian University, as well as diplomats of the Russian Embassy in South Africa. Welcoming remarks were made by Chargé d'Affaires of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho A.B.Litvinov, PFUR Vice-Rector for International Relations O.Andreeva, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, Prof. Zeblon Z.Vilakazi, as well as a PFUR graduate T.Ntenteni. The addresses primarily emphasized the contribution of PFUR in training of highly qualified specialists for the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, who play a major role in the economic development of their States. During the event, a documentary and a photo exhibition about the present day of the Russian university were displayed.