UWC makes an impressive Varsity Cup debut
UWC rugby team began their Varsity Cup challenge with great aplomb when they nearly snatched a win over the higher rated Ikey Tigers of UCT in their own backyard at Green Mile sports field on Monday, 4 February 2019. Leading 24-23 with only five minutes remaining, FNB UWC could... Read more
UWC students working bio-entrepreneurship wonders
The University of the Western Cape joined forces with OneBio, Africa’s first biotech incubator, to design a mini incubation programme. It has unearthed some revolutionary biotechnology ideas – from a cannabinoid vape to using industrial reject brine for cosmetics and food production, among other things. Students from the Institute... Read more
UWC celebrates 5 alumni selected to Banyana Banyana
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has proudly produced five players in the recent 26-member Banyana Banyana squad. Recently awarded African Women’s Player of the Year and 2018 African Goal Scorer of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana, who is with Houston Dash in Texas in the United States, tops... Read more
UWC: Lillian Barnard promotes women in STEM
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) prides itself on providing young women with the skills needed to change the world – women like Lillian Barnard, ICT legend and Microsoft South Africa’s new Managing Director, effective 1 March 2019. “Lillian is a seasoned professional with proven capabilities and a strong... Read more
UWC Forensic DNA Lab launches revolutionary DNA testing kit
November 25, 2018 marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism centered around No Violence Against Women and Children. To help address the high level of sexual assault cases in South Africa, UWC’s DNA Forensic Laboratory and inqaba biotec™ launched a revolutionary DNA profiling system which could prove... Read more
Higher education to sponsor UWC with over R300m worth of infrastructure
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor will unveil the Department of Higher Education and Training’s sponsored infrastructure projects worth over R300 million at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) campuses in Cape Town on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Through the Department’s Infrastructure and Efficiency Grant... Read more
SDS Awards 2018: Lonwabo Damane works today for tomorrow
I am passionate about giving back – not necessarily sharing money and possessions, but sharing knowledge, and changing lives.” For Lonwabo Damane, final-year BCom Accounting student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), giving back has also meant receiving. Not only receiving the joy of changing lives with Today... Read more
UWC philanthropic students-business partnership celebrated
Collaborating with the private sector and producing graduates who are socially responsive have always been among UWC’s main goals. So when students join forces with business to drive philanthropic initiatives, that calls for celebration. This week the university hosted a donor recognition lunch to salute Argon Asset Management. For... Read more
Lecture ignites passion for Xhosa literature
There was excitement, deep introspection and optimism when the University of the Western Cape (UWC)’s Department of Xhosa hosted the first Pioneers of Xhosa Literature lecture on 10 October 2018. The event was planned with the hopes of invigorating the love for Xhosa literature and to assist in the... Read more
UWC’s Media Society takes in the BRICS Media Forum
A delegation from the Media Society of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) attended the BRICS Media Forum on 18 and 19 July, as guests of Prof Pamela Dube, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Development and Support. It was only the third time the BRICS Media Forum, hosted... Read more