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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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40 UWC students to appear in court

About 40 students arrested in connection with public violence and vandalism at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) this week are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday. They were arrested on Wednesday after they went on a rampage after management allegedly failed to pitch for[…]

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UWC responds to student demands

Late Wednesday afternoon, chaos erupted at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) after police used teargas and stun grenades to disperse protestors. Protests ensued after students were left disappointed when university management would not meet with them on Wednesday, a meeting reportedly scheduled on Monday. In a statement, UWC[…]

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UWC suspends face-to-face classes for 2016

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has decided to suspend all face-to-face classes for the rest of the academic year, in the light of on-going campus violence. Violent protests erupted on Wednesday after management did not attend a mass meeting called by the students. Extensive damage was caused to[…]

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W Cape universities to remain shut on Tuesday

Most of the main universities in the Western Cape will remain closed today due to ongoing students’ protests linked to the fees must fall campaign. Students gathered for a mass meeting at the University of the Western Cape on Monday. Management has decided to keep the institution closed until it[…]

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UWC to hold meetings on way forward

The University of the Western Cape will hold a series of meetings on Monday to discuss the way forward relating to ongoing fees protests. Management and students are scheduled to hold dialogues to address various issues. Other universities in the province are planning to have academic activities on Monday. UWC[…]

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Granddad earns Master’s degree at 71

A Cape Town grandfather, who has earned his Master’s degree at the age of 71, has now set his sights on starting his PhD studies. Anthony de la Harpe, from Belhar, started his Master’s studies at 68 and graduated with his MA in history from the University of the Western[…]

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UWC in rape firing line

UWC Fees Will Fall movement has accused the university’s management of being silent on incidents of sexual assault against students at the institution, and has launched a rape awareness campaign on campus. The group claims that four women were sexually violated over three days last month, and several students participated[…]

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Outsourcing protest puts UWC on lockdown

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is on lockdown as workers and students barricade all entrances the university with protests for higher wages and an end to outsourcing. Police have tried to disperse protesters with rubber bullets after workers chanted on university premises from all main entrances. Students watched[…]

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