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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.


Responding to COVID-19

A UWC COVID-19 Response Task Team consisting of University management, officials and medical experts is closely monitoring and following recommendations from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the National Department of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other official sources.
Visit Pillar Seven - UWC's new platform for Continuing Education

Visit Pillar Seven - UWC's new platform for Continuing Education

UWC has just launched an exciting new chapter in its academic programme.

Offered under its new entity called Pillar Seven, UWC will be changing the dynamic of continuing education (short courses) and Continuing Profession Development (CPD) offerings via a new platform through which its continuing education (CE) courses will be offered to the market.
Research and Innovation

Academic Project

Research and Innovation

UWC and the Department of Science and Innovation host inaugural SDG Indaba

On Monday, 6 June, Dr Ayodele Odusola, a development expert, delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indaba, titled Agenda 2030 a Paradigm Shift to Agenda 2063, a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue.

It was hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in conjunction with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).


Learning and Teaching

UWC - the First African University to Receive Internationally Accredited SAS e-Badges

Sixteen Statistical Science Honours and five Master’s students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) passed a highly-respected accredited programme, granting them access to coveted SAS e-badges.

These e-badges are linked to successful students’ social media profiles and serve as recognition and confirmation of their verifiable skills in their field, both locally and internally. 

The UWC students became the first at an African higher education institution to obtain these e-badges, which relate to validating learning and sharing one’s achievements.

Community Engagement 

UWC educating communities about home remedies

The Faculty of Community and Health Sciences deploys 24 third-year nursing students to Fisantekraal for several community engagement projects in Fisantekraal. Their most recent trip to the township has been described as “the most successful one yet”.

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