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Hlanganani Junction

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Introducing Hlanganani Junction, UCT Libraries’ new research engagement space. Featuring a state of the art 20-million-pixel visualisation wall, this 80 seater venue is the latest offering to the UCT community. Need a space to host a workshop, running a seminar or visualising your data? Look no further! The Hlanganani Junction offers an interactive, versatile space that caters to your every need.

About the Venue

Located on Hlanganani Level 5 of the Main Library, this venue can accommodate 80 people and can be arranged to suit any event. The Hlanganani Junction can be booked Mondays to Fridays from 08h30 to 16h30. For directions, please view the map.

Visualisation Wall

For more information about the Visualisation Wall, please see the presentation by eResearch UCT.


When you enter the Main Library, go past the Knowledge Commons (there is a lift at the furthest end of the entrance floor if needed). Take the stairs on your left all the way to the top to Hlanganani Level 5 and go to the furthest end of the floor to the glass enclosure at the end – this is Hlanganani Junction.

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  • The Hlanganani Junction operates by standard opening hours. These are Monday to Friday from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm. Please note that the venue does not operate over weekends.
  • Events should only be booked where they have a research component or are of strategic importance to the University. For example, a conference involving one of our institutes would fall under the former whilst, a postgraduate open day might be one of the latter.
  • The organiser of any event within the Hlanganani Junction is expected to be present at the start of the event to oversee set-up.  Once the event is concluded, it is the responsibility of the organiser to inform the Facility Manager (via email) that the event has finished and ensure that the venue is returned to its default set-up.

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