Law Dean’s Distinguished Lecture 2017
Cameron makes strong case against mandatory minimum sentences at Distinguished Law Lecture There is no evidence that mandatory minimum sentences work, and growing evidence that they are not effective – and yet South Africa stubbornly persists with mandatory minimum sentences – largely because the state wants to persuade a... Read more
I Am UWC: Law Student Bejancke Della Selected Vice-Captain of SA Indoor Volleyball Team
Hard work, endurance – and the support of a good team. That is what third year University of the Western Cape (UWC) law student (Class of 2019, specializing in family law) and volleyball captain – and recently-selected vice-captain of the South African Indoor Volleyball team – Bejancke Della lives... Read more
UWC launches a Maths and Science teacher development programme
“Maths and Science education is of absolute importance to our country – but we can only get the best results if we have the best teachers,” said Provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schafer. “And for this we need better education for the educators – which is why the Western... Read more
UWC research team one step closer to revolutionary translator
A team of computer scientists from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), part of the Assistive Technologies Research Group (ATRG), is developing what it describes as a real-time intelligent translator for mobile phones. This research focuses on recognising sign language in ordinary video by locating the signer in... Read more
Taxi owners and operators need financial management for greater success
To celebrate Transport Month this October, the University of the Western Cape’s School of Business and Finance has produced research assessing the financial management skills of taxi operators in Cape Town. The research was conducted by master’s student Kagisho Motingwe, with his supervisor, Dr Pradeep Brijlal from the School... Read more
Curbing Student Hunger Challenges: Roundtable Talk At UWC
Far too many students go hungry every day. To address this issue, the Socio-Economic Rights Project (SERP) at the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Dullah Omar Institute hosted a roundtable on access to food for students in tertiary institutions in South Africa on 5 October 2017. The roundtable... Read more
UWC Unleashes 44 New Chartered Accountants On SA
“If people are given the opportunity and they have the right attitude, anything is possible.” Says Prof Walter Geach, Head of the Department of Accounting at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), bursting with pride at the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) students of 2016 who have passed... Read more
UWC Ladies FC celebrate Women’s Month in Style
UWC Ladies Football Club have been celebrating Women’s Month in style, winning most of their games to date – and they’re on course to defend and even add to the four titles they brought home last year. The team has advanced to the quarter finals of the Coke Cup... Read more
Thabisa Radebe ambassador aims for success
Thabisa Radebe, 20, from Bizana Eastern Cape, believes the University of the Western Cape’s Access to Success 2017 campaign has changed the lives of many students – and her own is definitely one of them. The Access to Success campaign, running from 7 August to 31 August 2017,  focuses... Read more
Udubs athletic star ready to rock and roll
Tamzin Thomas left for Taipei this week, more ready than ever to represent South Africa at the World Student Games, known as the Summer Universiade. The 20-year-old University of the Western Cape (UWC) sprinter had spent July in her first European season at a training camp in Italy, an... Read more