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UWC making a difference during the Covid-19 Lockdown

“In times like these, access to information is more critical than ever”- Sol Luca de Tena

For this reason, South Africa’s first community-owned Internet Service Provider, Zenzeleni Networks has responded to the Covid-19 Lockdown by providing zero-rated access to dozens of essential health and education sites, including all university and TVET college sites.  Read more here:


Researchers from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and UWC’s South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) have sequenced the first SARS-COV-2 genome in South Africa, providing a genetic “fingerprint” that can help us understand - and contain - the spread of COVID-19. Read more here: