• Ratie Mpofu


The University of the Western Cape has an explicit commitment to the development of historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa from which it draws most of its students. It aims to play a particular role in this development by making its education accessible to students from these communities and from the rest of Africa. The Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, one of seven faculties, is a multi-disciplinary team committed to the promotion of a vision of Health and Welfare Services which aims to develop and play a role in global transformation. Both in the training and education it offers and in the professionals it produces it aims to advance the transformation of existing Health and Welfare Services in Southern Africa. The Faculty's commitment to excellence in education, research and community service positively contributes to the University's overall mission to become "a place of quality, a place to grow from hope to action through knowledge".