UWC hit by student protest days before classes end

2019-10-24 14:09

Student accommodation protests at the University of the Western Cape's main campus in Bellville has caused traffic congestion around Robert Sobukwe Road and Symphony Way.

UWC mourns lecturer gunned down in his car, killers still on the loose

2019-09-11 11:36

Western Cape police are still looking for those who gunned down UWC lecturer Valentino van de Heyde.

UWC denies rape claim, police still investigating

2019-09-04 18:10

UWC denies a claim that there was a rape at campus, but police are investigating.

Promising Western Cape student can't enroll at university due to 'technical subjects'

2019-04-04 06:45

One of the top-performing matric students in the Western Cape for 2018 hasn't been placed at the universities he applied to because the technical subjects he has is not recognised.

Tragic week for UWC after two students commit suicide, one dies in shooting

2018-11-29 17:00

The University of the Western Cape is in mourning following the death of three students within the last week.

Charges dropped against UWC #FeesMustFall activist

2018-09-27 19:58

Charges against a University of the Western Cape #FeesMustFall have been withdrawn in the Bellville Magistrate's Court.

Professor found dead in UWC swimming pool

2018-04-13 13:58

The body of an associate professor and chairperson of the Department of English at the University of the Western Cape has been found in the campus swimming pool, the institution says.

Chester's UWC promoted to Varsity Cup

2018-03-16 06:59

The University of the Western Cape have qualified for the Varsity Cup for the first time in their history.

Thousands seeking last-minute higher education admissions, portal shows

2018-01-08 22:04

The education department's Central Applications Clearing House online system is running full steam as thousands of prospective students hope to secure a last-minute spot.

'I didn't lose sight of my dreams,' says 69-year-old PhD graduate

2017-09-04 07:08

Recent PhD graduate Lulama Ngalo-Morrison, 69, says she never lost sight of her dream to get a doctorate, and sees education as a liberation tool.


'Fairy Godmother': Mystery UWC lecturer helps many, needy students secure funds

2019-09-13 16:49

UWC Fairy Godmother provides a platform for students who are in need to request assistance by sharing their story.

UCT suspends academic activities for the week to allow campus community to 'heal'

2019-09-04 18:11

The university says this will allow the campus community to reflect and heal as they continue to mourn the death of first-year-student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Food for thought: Master's student tucks into thesis on the iconic gatsby

2019-04-14 13:07

A Cape Town master's student has tucked into the history and significance of one of the city's most popular foods - the gatsby.

Death of daughter spurs UWC graduate to get her master's cum laude in Nuclear Physics

2019-04-03 14:48

After losing her daughter, Senamile Masango decided to further her studies and will now obtain her Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics, cum laude from the University of the Western Cape.

Informal trade may hold the key to food security

2018-10-20 09:22

Research shows that urban food insecurity is a serious problem in SA, and the informal sector can play a major role in alleviating it. Government policy must support informal traders, says Margareet Visser.

Moseneke donates his Life Esidimeni arbitrators fees to UWC's law faculty

2018-04-30 21:50

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has donated the fees he received for chairing the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings to well performing law students at the University of the Western Cape.

UWC defend Varsity Shield title

2018-04-10 08:08

The University of the Western Cape thumped Walter Sisulu University in the Varsity Shield final.

Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

2018-03-03 07:00

After 16 months of delays in court proceedings, charges have been dropped against a group of 23 students from the University of the Western Cape, who had spent a week in jail.

UWC hikes fees by 8% for 2018

2017-12-23 19:03

The University of the Western Cape will increase fees by 8% for the 2018 academic year, it says, adding that grants and gap funding will be available to certain students.

UWC SRC President arrested on new charges immediately after being acquitted

2017-07-31 22:28

Asanda Bleki, President of University of Western Cape (UWC) SRC, has appeared in Bellville Magistrate's Court for allegedly contravening his bail conditions from a #FeesMustFall protest.

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