University of the Western Cape

 

Conference hears of benefits of fuel-cell technology

Staff Reporter

The application of fuel-cell systems is an exciting emerging trend that may offer future solutions to the world's energy problems, a conference heard on Tuesday. This is according to Vladimir Linkov of the University of the Western Cape, who addressed the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers' power-generation conference.

SA swimmers gear up for Olympics

Staff Reporter

South Africa's swim stars are set to gather in Cape Town this weekend for the final national swimming camp in home waters before they take up the challenge in a series of international galas prior to competing at the Beijing Olympic Games in August.

Pengelly unexpectedly smashes swimming record

Staff Reporter

Western Province teenage swimming sensation Jessica Pengelly battled to contain her surprise after smashing her national 400m individual medley record in front of a vocal crowd at the Samsung Swimming Grand Prix series at the University of the Western Cape on Saturday.

Tutu calls for arms-deal probe

Staff Reporter

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Thursday added his voice to calls for a judicial inquiry into the multibillion-rand arms deal. In the text of his speech for the Dullah Omar memorial lecture at the University of the Western Cape, he said South Africans could not pretend corruption was no longer a serious problem.

Schalk Burger's sister speaks out about rape at UWC

Staff Reporter

Rene Burger, the sister of Springbok rugby player Schalk, has decided to confirm that she was raped last week at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), a family spokesperson said on Thursday. "She is amazingly brave and courageous," said Elna Boesak, appointed to speak on behalf of the family.