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Welcome to Media Queries


As the liaison between the mainstream press and the university, the Media Relations Office facilitates journalist’s requests to interview staff, tour our campus or publish pictures from our databases and archives.​​


 Media Queries


UWC’s Communications and  Media Relations Office (CMRO) drives all communication pertaining to the University.

As media liaison, we manage media requests and pitch the good news about events, breakthroughs and more at UWC.

We are also happy to connect reporters to expert sources for breaking news and analysis of current events.


We provide:


• A website with the latest news, top experts and broadcast resources

• Prompt connections to students, and faculty and staff experts

• Assistance in arranging media interviews with staff and students​ 


Media Information and Guidelines


Campus Access



Members of the media are welcome to our campus.


We encourage media members to ask permission for access to all university facilities; this includes but is not limited to classrooms, medical facilities, laboratories and residence halls.



Broadcast crews are encouraged to obtain prior permission from the Office of Media Relations to videotape or broadcast live from campus.

Visits are facilitated through the Media Relations Office: 021 959 2625.​ 


Photography Services for Publication​


The media office has a substantial database of high resolution photos of faculty, administration and campus grounds and facilities that are all available for publication.
Photographs are available to media upon request through the Media Relations Office; email or call +27 (0)21 959 2625 for immediate assistance.

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Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa | +27 21 959 2911