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University of the Western Cape

Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa



This three-year grant supports the University of the Western Cape's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. The former apartheid government founded this 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.