LOCAL Rhodes University has collaborated with local and foreign universities in an effort to revive and preserve indigenous African languages. The project is called “Baqonde” and is funded by the European Union. Its aim is to facilitate and promote the use of indigenous African languages as mediums of instruction at[…]
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says students who register for the 2021 academic year will be allowed to apply for payment plans to cover their registration. Students with outstanding debt will also be allowed to register, after they sign an acknowledgment of debt form. UWC Spokesperson, Gasant Abarder,[…]
A senior researcher at the University of the Western Cape Professor Leslie Petrik believes the City of Cape Town is in denial of the state of water contamination in Cape Town for political reasons and warns that the state of pollution in and around the coast is deeply concerning. Professor[…]
Intimacy has become a serious problem in many Muslim marriages and guilt and shame-based misconceptions create problems between spouses, often leading to divorce. Conversations around these taboo issues are not commonplace and this has sparked the Wives of Paradise seminar series, expected to be launched at the end of October.[…]
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[…]
Religious leaders from across Cape Town have led a march to the home of murdered UWC theology student, Jesse Hess. Hess and her 85-year-old grandfather were murdered in their home last month. Faith leaders have handed over a memorandum calling on all spheres of government to work together to tackle[…]
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[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged academics to help the government overcome some of the challenges facing the country. He was speaking at the 25 Years of Democracy Conference underway at the University of Johannesburg. “We want to work with you, and for you to challenge us, to bring added rigour to the work[…]
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[…]
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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