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University of the Western Cape

Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa



The former apartheid government founded the historically black institution, located near Cape Town, to serve Coloured South Africans only, but the university embraced a new mission in the 1970s to serve all races and become the intellectual home of progressive forces. The university earned this bonus grant when it met its final-year fundraising goals as part of our South Africa Philanthropy Initiative.