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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 "colored" South Africans only, but the University of the Western Cape embraced a new mission in the 1970s to serve all races and became the intellectual home of progressive forces. This five-year, $250,000 grant enables UWC to continue building on fundraising and advancement efforts launched as part of our original Kresge Special Initiative in South Africa.