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. UWC is a university of approximately 15,000 students coming from various backgrounds, with the majority from economically deprived communities. The Law Faculty
has approximately 1,470 students, more than half of whom are women.