UWC to engage with students, university structures over 2017 fees

2016-09-20 13:18

The University of the Western Cape has noted Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement on the proposed fee increase, but says it has not yet made a final decision.

Former Fees Must Fall mediator: Nzimande made students’ outcry a joke

2016-08-14 16:00

Students should not look to Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande for guidance in their quest for free education as he turned their outcry into a joke, former Fees Must Fall mediator at UWC Xola Skosana says.

'Mick Jagger of UWC' gets his Master's at 71

2016-07-23 09:11

After finally receiving his Master's degree in history at the age of 71, Capetonian Anthony de la Harpe is ready to tackle his PhD.

#FeesMustFall protest costs reach a staggering R460m

2016-06-08 22:14

The Department of Higher Education says that the estimated costs of damage to property at universities nationwide had increased by more than R100m, putting the overall cost since October 2015 at R459m.

UCT remain in Varsity Cup after downing UWC

2016-04-11 17:05

UCT will remain in the Varsity Cup after beating UWC in a promotion/relegation clash in Stellenbosch.

UWC obtains interdict against protesters

2016-02-24 18:36

The University of the Western Cape has obtained a court order preventing a group of protesting workers, and about 50 students supporting their cause, from disrupting campus operations, its executive management says.

UWC classes go ahead, but security guards on alert after protests

2016-02-18 16:00

Classes are going ahead at the University of the Western Cape, but security remains on high alert following protests at the institution, a spokesperson says.

Warning that student protests could pick up again in 2016

2015-12-04 07:53

Students representatives from several universities say they cannot guarantee that students won't return to the streets in protest when academic activities resume in 2016.

UWC suspends to 2 council members

2015-11-26 21:47

Two University of the Western Cape council members have been suspended pending an investigation into their conduct, the institution's council says.

SACP blames EFF for continuing protest at UWC

2015-11-22 20:00

Jeremy Cronin has blamed the EFF and Pasma for the looting and disruption of exams at UWC.


UWC supports fee-free education with state support

2016-09-05 20:04

The University of the Western Cape supports free education for the poor and the “missing middle”, but must receive sufficient support from the state.

Hard to predict the next step for Fees Must Fall

2016-08-14 13:38

There was no telling whether or not another wave of student protests over study fees would engulf the country, said religious leader and former Fees Must Fall mediator at the University of the Western Cape, Xola Skosana.

UWC saddened by death of Professor Adam Small

2016-06-26 17:45

The University of the Western Cape has expressed sadness at the death of writer and poet, Professor Adam Small, who served as the institution's first head of its philosophy department and later as head of the department of social work.

Wits crowned Varsity Shield champions

2016-04-18 21:59

Wits were too strong for UWC, dominating the Varsity Shield Final at Wits Rugby Stadium for an easy victory.

Pandor upbeat as SA unveils first hydrogen fuel cell forklift

2016-04-03 14:21

South Africa is making a number of bold moves that could see the country leapfrog into being a leading hydrogen fuel cell technology industrial hub, says Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor.

Police keep watch as UWC workers protest outsourcing

2016-02-22 18:53

A bin has been set alight and a library had to be evacuated at the University of the Western Cape as cleaning and gardening staff protested against outsourcing.

UWC council fight heads back to court

2015-12-24 10:29

The long-running battle within the council of the University of the Western Cape is set to go back to court.

Victory for UWC students and staff

2015-11-29 08:42

All outsourced staff employed at the University of the Western Cape will receive a monthly allowance from December, while eligible students will get debt relief, the university says.

We want a lasting solution to UWC students' debt - SRC

2015-11-25 19:18

The University of the Western Cape’s SRC has issued an urgent memorandum to the university's council, calling for a lasting solution to student debt.

UWC scraps 1st, 2nd-year exams

2015-11-19 21:33

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has scrapped its end-of-year exams for first- and second-year students, but final-year students will continue to write.

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