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
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