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Digital & Special Collections

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The repository is a service that stores, distributes and displays digital copies of research output of UWC faculty. Search across the entire collection or browse amongst the research communities associated with our faculties.

The University of the Western Cape electronic theses and dissertations repository holds full-text theses submitted for degree purposes since 2004, with selected titles prior to 2004. Access to the complete theses (print) collection is available via the online catalogue. To access UWC Theses online, conduct a search or browse using the options as listed on the right.

Discover research from the University of Western Cape

UWC PG students submitted their theses for  approval by their supervisors before graduating.

National ETD Portal

 South African Thesis and Dissertations

Physical Collections

The mission of Special Collections is to support UWC in fulfilling its research, teaching and learning goals by collecting, preserving and making accessible primary resource material of unique and enduring research value to graduates, faculty and other researchers.

The Archives are vast, comprising more than 100 000 photographs, 10 000 film and video recordings, 5 000 artefacts from the Island and elsewhere, 2 000 oral history tapes, 2 000 posters as well as 10 000 political cartoons.

Under Construction. Watch this space.