Paul Grendon passed away on Saturday 7 September 2019. He was a prolific and profoundly talented photographer based in Cape Town and is remembered by his partner Tina Smith, his family, his friends and his community.
South African National Book Week is celebrated annually during the first week of September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. In honour of this occasion, UCT Libraries will showcase a multilingual display of both its African Studies Collection and the Rare Books Children’s Collection in the Main Library foyer.
An eagerly awaiting crowd from various UCT faculties and departments attended a Creative Commons (CC) seminar at Hlanganani Junction on 12 August 2019. The session unpacked the CC and it's six licences, best practices and much more.
India Independence Day is celebrated annually on the 15 August which marks India's independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. In the spirit of this day, UCT Libraries would like to share our own India Corner, generously donated by the Indian Consulate in Cape Town.
Focus. Discipline. Passion. Those were the three traits highlighted as essential to build a rewarding career in academia by Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng during her address to University of Cape Town (UCT) postgraduate students.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will not tolerate gender-based violence (GBV) and violent sexual crimes on campus, and South Africa should not either. That was Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s stern warning to the campus community ahead of a silent protest to condemn the scourge of GBV and rape, held on Friday, 2 August.
In South Africa, 9 August is celebrated annually as the National Women’s Day. This day in 1956 saw 20 000 women march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, calling for the pass laws to be abated. In commemoration of this historic day, here are some must-reads by South African women, young and old, who have used their pen as a mighty sword in ways that inspire.
Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with the upcoming release of macOS 10.15 Catalina. This will impact EndNote. EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow.
Lecturers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are increasingly reporting low lecture attendance rates but research into the reasons why is scant. Wanting to know more, Nadira Majudith and Professor Jeffrey Bagraim undertook a study to better understand the phenomenon.
UCT Libraries has an incredibly diverse and multi-lingual collection on Nelson Mandela in its holdings. This includes a range of both South African and international publications, films and manuscripts. This year, Mandela Day falls on the same week as National Archives Awareness Week, so we have used the opportunity to highlight some of these papers.