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Since education is the core business of the University, our fundraising activities are largely geared towards providing study bursaries for deserving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.



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​​UWC is recognised as one of South Africa’s research-intensive universities, with a survey by the National Research Foundation placing it top in Physics, Molecular Biology and Genetics and Biochemistry, and second in Computer Science. 

We have successfully made this shift to high-end excellence while honouring our commitment to open access. UWC creates opportunities every year for significant numbers of high school graduates who would not have been admitted to other universities. 

The Jakes Gerwel Educational, Endowment and Development Fund was established in 2012 in memory of the popular former rector who, during his tenure, consistently advocated equal access to higher education and implemented policies that ‘de-racialised’ the institution’s student demographic profile by broadening access to UWC for African students during the apartheid era.

To ensure that this legacy lives on, the Department for Institutional Advancement at UWC is honoured to host its Annual Golf Day Fundraiser in support of promoting access to deserving students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, to higher education through bursaries.

It is envisaged that these Golf Days will not only continue to broaden the University's reach in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, but also in turn grow the Jakes Gerwel Education, Endowment and Development Fund in support of the sustainable development of the University of the Western Cape

Click here for more on the Annual Golf Day 

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