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
Pharmacy Department collaborates with external partners in blended environment
The Pharmacy Department is currently engaged in a collaborative project with external  stakeholders from the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town. These stakeholders are mainly Pharmacist Preceptors that work within the communities (hospitals and clinics), assisting Pharmacy students. Preceptors are expected to provide constructive feedback to students whilst they are engaged in... Read more
Moseneke 2018
Caption: Former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke has chosen the University of the Western Cape as a recipient of the fees he received for chairing the arbitration into the Life Esidimeni tragedy that resulted in the death of 144 mentally handicapped patients.   Former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke... Read more
South Africa’s push for knowledge-based economy through intellectual property at UWC
“If you want to create a knowledge-based economy and be part of it, be a player, not an observer. There isn’t a stronger backbone than having a real understanding of what intellectual property is.” So said Mmboneni Muofhe, Department of Science & Technology (DST) Deputy Director General for Technology... Read more
5 things you should know about postgrad studies at UWC
Post-graduate studies: where the next generation of academic and research leaders are shaped. Where talented undergraduates are transformed into thought leaders in business and science and law, and all sorts of other fields. Where students learn to devote themselves to problems and devise solutions and debate issues in critical... Read more
I am UWC: Elna Roux gives back to dentistry faculty artistically
Elna Roux, who recently retired as dental receptionist at the Dental School in Tygerberg and is soon to be a full-time artist, shared her love for art with the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Faculty of Dentistry the best way she could: by painting the Faculty a forest.... Read more
2017 Student Development and Support student achievement awards: creating your future
  The University of the Western Cape, under the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Development and Support (SDS), Prof Pamela Dube, hosted its 7th Annual SDS Student Achievement Awards​ that recognizes the achievements and potential of some of the University’s most exciting student involvements. The aim of... Read more
UWC Dentists sinking their teeth into research
Dentistry is a very hands-on subject – and in many ways, it lends itself more to training clinicians, not academic researchers. But the University of Western Cape’s current crop of fifth year BChD (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) students is bucking that trend. This year a trio of students won... Read more