Transforming higher education access

07 June 2024 | Video Production Team Ruairi Abrahams, Boikhutso Ntsoko and Nomfundo Xolo. Photo Stephen Cruickshank.

Aligned with the University of Cape Town’s Vision 2030, UCT’s 100UP programme is a cornerstone of the university’s commitment to social responsiveness. It supports academically strong learners from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing them with the support needed to access higher education.

The programme empowers grade 11 and 12 learners to meet university admission requirements through a two-year holistic coaching approach. Ahluma Memela, a 100UP beneficiary from 2022 shares how the opportunity helped him to realise his potential and harness his leadership skills. Memela is now a first-year Bachelor of Social Sciences student at UCT.

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Youth Month 2024

Youth Month 2024

In celebration of Youth Month, UCT News will feature profiles of young individuals from the University of Cape Town (UCT) community who are making meaningful contributions to positive change in South Africa. June is a significant month in the country, marking the commemoration of the tragic events of 16 June 1976, when hundreds of young people lost their lives protesting against unjust education policies.




“The windows of opportunity are open, it’s up to you to use them wisely.”
John Singbae II, LLM candidate specialising in international law at the University of Cape Town


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