DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences

The University of the Western Cape is launching a new DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences. The new DNA kit targets will help in sexual offence cases, a crime that is plaguing South Africa. The kit targets DNA that is only carried by men – the Y-Chromosome. Head[…]

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UWC concerned about rape complaints on campus

The University of the Western Cape has confirmed that no rape took place on campus this week, following reports on social media that angry students had confronted an alleged perpetrator.  Kovacs student residence was disrupted in the early hours of Wednesday morning when students had gone to the residence to[…]

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Aqeel Morris makes his mark in male reproductive health

By Rukaya Mosavel Aqeel Morris, a young Capetonian fertility expert has made his mark in the field of male reproductive health at the 35th annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology held in Austria last month. He is currently completing his Doctorate in embryology at the University[…]

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UWC hosts international conference ahead of 2019 elections

By Anees Teladia The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy, the Dullah Omar Institute and the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Department of Political Studies held an International Conference on the 2019 National and Provincial Elections looming in South Africa. The conference[…]

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University of Western Cape joins UCT in 8% fee increment

The University of the Western Cape spokesperson, Luthando Tyhalibongo says applicants with a combined household income is more than R350 000 but less than R600 000 known as the “missing middle” are eligible to apply for gap funding. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has joined the University of[…]

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Desperate UWC students sleep in corridors

Four months into the academic year and still without accommodation, desperate students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have occupied an office block, demanding that their plight be addressed. About 45 male and female students from various provinces are sharing the open space in the hope that university[…]

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