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Health Sciences Library renovations receive rave reviews
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 - 00:00

The renovation included the creation of an all-important 24/7 study venue within the library. The resultant space, named the Impilo Junction, seats 60 students.

‘Set your super-power dials to “in service” ’
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 14:30

“Set your super-power dials to ‘in service’,” Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng told graduands at a special graduation ceremony on Thursday, 13 December, where she was officially robed as Vice-Chancellor.

DataFirst rescues historical apartheid-era datasets
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 13:00

Two valuable historical datasets have been rescued thanks to a partnership between the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) DataFirst research data service, the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and Rhodes Library at Rhodes University (RU), UCT Libraries, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Resolved: Problems accessing Elsevier Products
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 - 13:15

The problems accessing Elsevier products has now been resolved.

OpenUCT Upgrade: Website temporarily unavailable
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 - 15:15

The OpenUCT upgrade is taking place and therefore the website is currently down. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Turning SA’s children into successful readers and writers
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 08:30

What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate.

UCT Open Access Week 2018 Video Series now available
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

The Digital Open Textbooks for Development (DOT4D) website is now live and with a series of videos from the Open Access Week seminar held in October. These videos document the three thematic threads of the event - open access and social justice, open access and publishing, and voices from the UCT community.

Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 08:45

Harvesting storm water from the Liesbeek River could offer a viable alternative to supplementing Cape Town’s precarious water supply, three University of Cape Town (UCT) Biological Sciences students have determined in their first-ever publication.

Cover of Childhood in Crossroads: cognition and society in South Africa, by Pamela Reynolds
“Anthropology in the name of the child”: The archive of Pamela Reynolds’ research
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 10:30

Special Collections has recently completed the arrangement and description of a large archival collection of papers donated by a former head of UCT’s Social Anthropology Department and Life Fellow of UCT, Pamela Reynolds.

Brand Van Zyl Law Library Closed for Renovations
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 14:30

The Law Library will shut down for renovations on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at 17h00 and re-opens on Monday 11 February 2019. Law Library staff will relocate to the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

Long Vacation Library Hours from 15 November
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 13:30

Long Vacation Library Hours will come into effect from 15 November 2018. The Hlanganani 24/7 study area will be open when the Main Library is closed. On Monday 24 December 2018 the Main Library and 24/7 area will close at 13h00 and e-open at 08h30 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Disruption of Services due to Network Renewal on Sunday 18 November
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 12:15

Extended ICTS network renewal work will take place this Sunday 18 November 2018 from 08h00 until 22h00. WiFi and other ICT services will be unavailable. Please plan ahead.