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The Protection of Personal Information Act

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Comes Into Effect Today, 1 July 2021

Breaking Ground at Greatmore

With construction underway on Greatmore, a sod-turning ceremony was held to celebrate the coming to fruition of the proposal for an arts and humanities hub supported through the DSI-NRF Flagship and the NIHSS.

SANORD-SAFINET Webinar on Collaboration in Health and Well-being

Tampere University in Finland invites Southern African higher education institutions’ staff and students to participate in a webinar on collaboration in health and well-being on 17 June at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST 13:00-15:00 EEST. 

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on European far-right & populist parties: who are they and who are their supporters?

This webinar is part of a trilateral webinar series organised by Ghent University, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Missouri.

Ian Baucom: History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene

Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Western Cape, Prof. Tyrone Pretorius, has the pleasure of inviting you to a conversation with Prof. Ian Baucom on 12 April 2021.

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy

The Tri-Continental Partnership is a trilateral agreement between the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Missouri System in the United States.

The CHR’s Samuel Longford Presents at ICGC Brown Bag Series

Join the University of Minnesota’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Brown Bag Series this Friday for a talk presented by CHR Doctoral Fellow Samuel Longford.

SANORD 2021 Conference

The SANORD 2020 Conference is rescheduled to 7-10 September 2021 in Bergen, Norway.

Inauguration of UWC Press and Book launch

Virtual inauguration of UWC Press in partnership with African Sun Media and Book Launch

Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Race and Racism

The Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Race and Racism was a three-part webinar series in October 2020 exploring aspects of race and racism in South Africa, Belgium and the United States.

Geographical Perspectives on Sexuality, gender, and race

Webinar with University of the Western Cape and University of Kentucky, moderated by Dr Bradley Rink (UWC).

The Walk: UWC & Boschendal Wish Little Amal Safe Travels

As South Africa celebrated Heritage Day this year, Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek provided an ideal backdrop for the first steps of Little Amal, a three-metre puppet created by the Handspring Puppet Company from South Africa to represent the plight of a refugee child.

Prof. Uphoff’s Special Recognition by the DVC

We would like to congratulate Prof Uphoff for receiving the DVC SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD.

Confucius Institute Celebrating Heritage Day

The leadership of the Confucius Institute at UWC, Prof Benjamin Zeng and Ms. Iris Wu, together with other staff and language teachers, celebrated Heritage day by showcasing their dance moves for the #Jerusalema Dance Challenge.

2020 Faces of Innocence Virtual Gala

Held on July 30 July – 7:00–8:00 PM

Rector and Vice-Chancellor’s Return to Duty

On 3 August 2020, the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tyrone Pretorius, will return to duty from his period of sabbatical.

UWC Virtual Graduation (31 March 2020)

UWC’s official virtual graduation 2020.

Jakes Gerwell on the University of Missouri South African Education Program

Jakes Gerwell, former professor, rector and vice chancellor at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), speaking in 2006 about the decades-long relationship between UWC and the University of Missouri System.

Desmond Tutu on the South African Education Program

Desmond Tutu, former archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and former vice chancellor at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), speaking in 2006 about the partnership between UWC and the University of Missouri System.

Gabila Fohtung on the UM/UWC South African Education Program

Gabila Fohtung, a student from the University of the Western Cape, speaking about his exchange with the University of Missouri-Columbia.

UM/UWC: Friends, Not Just Partners

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafrica

UM/UWC: A Dream Worth Having

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafrica

Pushing Change, Building Collaboration: A Dream Worth Having

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafricaDescription

Desmond Tutu: My Two Schools

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafricaDescription

UM/UWC: Reflecting on 30 Years

Learn more about the UM/UWC South African Education Program – www.umsystem.edu/president/southafrica

Brian O’Connell, UM/UWC Partnership Celebration

Brian O’Connell, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of University of the Western Cape, presents at the University of Missouri

Dear partners and students,

The International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape extends our well wishes to you during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to extend our solidarity with our university partners – with compassion. The University has taken the necessary decision to postpone all inbound and outbound international travel and engagement until further notice.

However, we remain committed to our international partners, students and researchers, as well as to the broader society, to utilise our connectedness to offer intellectual contributions that seek to bring a measure of insightful scientific rigour and empathy to all those affected by the crisis. It is together, with unity of purpose and with our diversity and compassion, that we can continue to work with solidarity in service of humanity.

Additional information can be found on the UWC main site


Yours sincerely,

 

Umesh Bawa

Director of International Relations