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GRADUATION 2023 (14-21 APRIL 2023)

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UWC is a research-led, learning and teaching African university with a legacy of Social Justice, Community Engagement and Graduate Employability.

Pillar Seven launches Foundations of Medical Law short course

Medico-legal claims have skyrocketed in South Africa. Recent figures indicate a 23% growth rate in the public sector since 2014.

To counter this trend, Pillar Seven, UWC's platform for Continuing Education, are offering a virtual online short course on medical law. Starting in April 2023, Foundations of Medical Law will be an eight week course comprising four units. 

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals, including nurses and even chiropractors, who have attained an undergraduate degree or a three year diploma.
Research and Innovation

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Research and Innovation

CHE conference focuses on 'Promoting access to and success in Postgraduate studies'

The 2023 Council on Higher Education (CHE) conference aimed to bring together leading academics, researchers, policymakers, students and government officials. Delegates were afforded an opportunity to, among other things, engage about their research findings and discuss topical issues, including access to and the success of postgraduate studies. A 200-strong delegation participated in the conference from 1 to 3 March 2023. The very topical theme for the conference was “Promoting access to and success in Postgraduate studies”.
Director General from the Department of Higher Education and Training, Dr Nkosinathi Sishi, did the official opening and first keynote address and highlighted “the topic as a timely and critical one or tackle complex issues such as sustainability.”

Learning and Teaching

UWC boosts sustainable entrepreneurship through the green economy

Imagine, if you could, driving through Bitterfontein, Kleinzee, O’Kiep, Nababeep and Port Nolloth in the Northern Cape. Once, not long ago, these were thriving mining towns that yielded unimaginable wealth to an elite few. Today, its people and their land are asphyxiating – victims of collapsed industries and environmental desecration.

As these settlements perish so too do the dreams of the young people who inherited this land. Stuck in an infinite cycle of deprivation they have two choices: die of poverty or die in prison. Crime, in most instances, has become a viable vocation for matriculants who didn’t make the grade for university. They end up haunting the dusty roads, desperate to survive because our economy cannot absorb them either. Their forefathers could live off the land, but this has become the kingdom of the poachers who mine endangered succulents for the black market.

Community Engagement 

Computer Modelling Outreach Entice and Educate School Learners

The exhilaration of first-hand experience of introductory Computational Modelling was evident on the faces of Soneike High School learners at the weekend. They participated in a University of the Western Cape (UWC) outreach programme.
The Grade 10 mathematics and science pupils from the Kuils River-based school, their teachers, and educators from other schools in Cape Town converged on campus for the second Saturday session for Project 2026.

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