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University of the Western Cape

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University of the Western Cape
public university, open-access publisher
Year dem found am1959 Edit
Official nameUniversity of the Western Cape, Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland Edit
Field for workperforming arts Edit
Affiliate plusAssociation of Commonwealth Universities Edit
Motto textRespice Prospice Edit
CountrySouth Africa Edit
Edey de administrative territorial entity insydBellville Edit
Coordinate location33°56′0″S 18°38′0″E Edit
Member ofSouth African National Library and Information Consortium, ORCID, Inc., Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, Association of African Universities Edit
Dema official websitehttp://www.uwc.ac.za/ Edit
University of the Western Cape
Other names
Bush, uDubs
Motto Latin: Respice Prospice
Motto in English
"Look Ahead"
Type Public university
Established 1959; 65 years ago (1959)
Academic affiliations
Chancellor Thabo Makgoba
Vice-Chancellor Tyrone Pretorius
Students 23,000+ (2023)
Undergraduates 15,840
Postgraduates 6,160
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville, Western Cape
South Africa
Campus Urban setting
Mascot Bushie
Website www.uwc.ac.za
Entry to Central campus from de west
View towards de main library
Circular interior of de main library

De University of the Western Cape (UWC; Afrikaans: Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland) be public research varsity insyd Bellville, near Cape Town, South Africa. Na dem establish de varsity insyd 1959 by de South African government as varsity give Coloured people per. Oda varsities insyd Cape Town be de University of Cape Town (originally for English-speaking whites), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and Stellenbosch University (originally for Afrikaans-speaking whites). Na de establishing of UWC be direct effect of de Extension of University Education Act, 1959. Dis law accomplish de segregation of higher education insyd South Africa. Na dem allow Coloured students per for few non-white varsities. For dis period insyd, oda "ethnical" varsities, such as de University of Zululand den de University of the North, dem found as well. Since well before de end of apartheid insyd South Africa for 1994 insyd, ebe integrated den multiracial institution.

History[edit | edit source]

Early days[edit | edit source]

UWC start as "bush college", varsity college widout autonomy under de auspices of de University of South Africa. De varsity offer limited training give lower-to-middle-level positions insyd schools den de civil service. For de first years of ein existence, na great deal of de teaching staff be white. Chaw of de lecturers cam from Stellenbosch University. Na de language for most lectures insyd be Afrikaans. Na de first rector be N. J. Sieberhagen (from 1960 til 1973). De varsity start as small institution: for de first year insyd, na dem enroll 166 students den de teaching staff number 17. For 1970 insyd, de institution gain varsity status wey na dem able make dem award ein own degrees den diplomas.[1]

Today[edit | edit source]

UWC be research-rich environment. De academic staff be highly qualified, plus 50% dey zuk doctorates. Chaw departments get graduate programmes, sam plus de largest intake for de country insyd. Der be chaw institutes den centres plus strong research emphasis, wey der be significant projects den programmes wey dey draw for expertise across departments den faculties top. Der sanso be joint endeavours between de University of the Western Cape, de University of Cape Town, den Stellenbosch University. 20% of all students for UWC be postgraduates.

Lyk oda South African varsities, sporadic student protests affect UWC since 2015. De reasons for de protests change plus each fresh period of protest. Dem begin plus de Fees Must Fall movement[2] wer na de main goal be make dem get varsity fees make e be state-funded wey e grow make e include issues dey surround student safety den accommodation. Dese protests often dey lead to de shutdown of academic activities for de varsity. Most recently na dem suspend academic activities from 5 February 2020 to 7 February 2020 secof delay insyd financial clearance wey lef chaw students unable make dem register for de fresh year.[3]

Student Enrollment by Race 2019
Race Percentage
African 47%
Coloured 44%
White 5%
Indian 3%
Other 2%

Ranking[edit | edit source]

Insyd 2014, Webometrics rank de varsity de sixth best insyd South Africa, seventh best insyd Africa den 885th insyd de world. Webometrics rank both de university ein Faculty of Law den Dentistry de best insyd Africa.[4]

University of de Western Cape World Ranking
UWC Times Higher Education Ranking 2016 to 2024
Year World Rank
2024 601–800
2023 601–800
2022 601–800
2021 601–800
2020 601–800
2019 601–800
2018 601–800
2017 601-800
2016 501-600

Children's Rights Project[edit | edit source]

De Children's Rights Project be South African organisation. Edey locate insyd de Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, ein goal be de recognition den protection of children's rights within de framework of de United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, de African Charter on de Rights den Welfare of de Child den de Constitution of de Republic of South Africa.

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

  • Kamanda Bataringaya, (MD, MBA, MPH, Diploma in Health Management). Ugandan physician, diplomat den politician. Member of Parliament den Minister of State for Primary Education insyd Uganda (2009–2016). He obtain de degree of Master of Public Health from UWC for 2009 insyd.[19]
  • José Luís Guterres, East Timorese politician den diplomat
  • Danny Jordaan, chief executive officer of de 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  • Sibongile Ndashe, lawyer den human rights activist
  • Maurus Nekaro, Namibian politician, former Governor of Kavango Region (2010–2013)[20]
  • John Walters (born 1956), Namibian ombudsman 2004–2021[21]
  • Zoe Wicomb, author, attend den teach for UWC.
  • Patty Karuaihe-Martin, Business executive, Managing Director of NamibRe

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "History". www.uwc.ac.za. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  2. "Student protests continue at UWC | IOL News". Archived from the original on 3 February 2020.
  3. "Police intervene in UWC campus protest". News24. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  4. "Top Africa". Ranking Web of World Universities. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  5. "World University Rankings 2024 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2024. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  6. "World University Rankings 2023 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  7. "World University Rankings 2022 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2022. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  8. "World University Rankings 2021 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  9. "World University Rankings 2020 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  10. "World University Rankings 2019 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  11. "World University Rankings 2018 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  12. "World University Rankings 2017 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  13. "World University Rankings 2016 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  14. "World University Rankings 2015 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  15. "World University Rankings 2014 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  16. "World University Rankings 2013 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  17. "World University Rankings 2012 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  18. "World University Rankings 2011 (South Africa)". Times Higher Education (THE). 20 October 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2024.
  19. "Profile of Kamanda Cos Bataringaya, Member of Parliament for Bwamba County, Bundibugyo District". Parliament of Uganda. 2011. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  20. "Former dissident, post-1989 politician Battěk dies". Namibian Sun. 5 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  21. Rademeyer, Ronelle (8 October 2021). "Vurige kampvegter vir geregtigheid" [Fiery campaigner for justice]. Republikein (insyd Afrikaans). p. 5. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.

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