Nhlanhla Sono (Lecturer in Private Law) and Sithe Ngombane (Associate Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Procedure) have been awarded funding support from the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with First Rand/FNB in terms of the BAAP (Black Academic Advancement Programme). Nhlanhla Sono will be receiving funding in the post-PhD track for a period of two years for research running expenses, lecturer replacement and an international visit, e.g. for research. Sithe Ngombane will be receiving funding in the PhD track for three years to be used for lecturer replacement, and running expenses. UWC was successful with 4 applications in the 2020 round. The goal of the programme is to increase the proportion of suitably qualified Black African academic staff and academic staff with disabilities at South African public universities. It does so by providing support to these categories of academics to attain doctoral level qualifications as well as postdoctoral research training so as to become established academics.