Charter Date: 
Chartered on: 30 September 2001

The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society.
A dynamic future beckons as UWC strives to remain a vibrant institution of high repute, in pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Golden Key Highlights

•    Basil May, Chapter President (2008) – Sasol Golden Key Excellence Award Health             Science Winner (2008)
•    Gold Chapter Status
•    This chapter has inducted a range of prominent South African leaders as Honorary         Members since their chartering including: These include Trevor Manuel (Minister in the         Presidency), Naledi Pandor (Minister of Education), Ebrahim Rasool (Premier of the         Western Cape), Zackie Achmat (Treatment Action Campaign) and Francois Pienaar         (former South African Rugby Captain).

Golden Key UWC on Facebook: link

Community Engagement

•    Campus Kids Day Care
•    Global Youth Day Service
•    Primrose Community-Cape Flats
•    Mustadafien – Delft
•    Cecil Esua Residence
•    World Book Day
•    Make a Difference Day