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We are Hiring! Library Buddies needed for 2020
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 14:45

UCT Libraries invites you to apply for the position of a Library Buddy 2020. Application forms can be collected at the Vincent Kolbe Knowledge Commons. Enquiries to be directed to Danielle Abrahamse:


Researcher Engagement Evening: Guest Speaker Prof Elelwani Ramugondo
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 11:15

UCT libraries will be hosting an engagement evening with the purpose of creating a research community amongst postgraduate students. The aim is to bring together various services to assist students through their research journey. Date: 5 September 2019 from 17h00. Register Today

Demystifying Creative Commons licences
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 12:15

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.

Sign up for the next Research Series at Impilo Junction
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 08:00

The Research Series consists of workshops aimed at improving your researching skills. The series will take place every Friday 2-4pm during the semester at Impilo Junction, Health Sciences Library.

India Corner, a place to learn about India
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 14:15

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.

VC’s top career tips for postgrads
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 15:30

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.

Gartner at UCT
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 - 08:30

Gartner is one of the world’s leading research and advisory companies. It regularly generates thousands of research reports covering a wide range of topics related to IT and business. These reports highlight the latest technology and business trends, providing recommendations on how to implement them in any sector.

‘Gender-based violence does not belong here’
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 11:45

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.

Women's Month: Celebrating our South African Women Authors
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 11:15

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.

Important update for EndNote users with MacOS systems
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 12:30

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.

Mayosi: a leader who lifted as he rose
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 09:15

The late Professor Bongani Mayosi, former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), is remembered as a humble servant leader who lifted as he rose.

Predicting lecture attendance behaviour
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 08:15

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.