UWC crowned Africa's greenest campus for the third time

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has once again been declared Africa's Greenest Campus.

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This is the third time that the Cape university has earned this title at the 7th Annual Green Campuses Conference.

UWC's Njabulo Maphumulo says the accolade is a recognition of the institution's ongoing efforts toward environmental sustainability.

Read more: UWC ranked top science university in Africa

Maphumulo explains that several initiatives, which include water-saving and recycling, have earned them top marks.

We were named Africa's Greenest Campus in 2012 and 2014.

Njabulo Maphumulo, Convenor of the Green Campus Conference at University of the western Cape

This means a lot for the university.

Njabulo Maphumulo, Convenor of the Green Campus Conference at University of the western Cape

UWC doesn't focus one activity when it comes to greening.

Njabulo Maphumulo, Convenor of the Green Campus Conference at University of the western Cape

Take a listen to her elaborate on UWC's winning formula:


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