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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.

Library circulation notice
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 13:30

Please take note: discontinuation of library book stamps

Hamba kahle, Johnny Clegg
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 12:00

After a long sickness, South African music icon Johnny Clegg passed away on 16 July 2019. Clegg is remembered by his family, community and country as a gamechanger in the South African music world, having performed with two popular multi-racial bands, Juluka and Savuka, during apartheid. Through his music, Clegg aimed at promoting racial unity.

Special screening of Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 08:45

The Development and Alumni Department will host a special screening of the documentary Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes on Thursday, 18 July, in Lecture Theatre 2 in the Kramer Building.

Eduroam WiFi service now available in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 - 09:00

Students and staff from any university which uses eduroam, including all four the public universities in the Western Cape (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape), can now access their institution’s high-speed network from 57 of the City of Cape Town's libraries and work there as though they were on their own campus.

#ThankALibrarian on SA Librarians' Day
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 - 08:30

We are celebrating South African Librarians' Day on Wednesday 10 July 2019. Librarians play a critical role in nation building by advancing community development. They promote and instil a love for reading and writing and safeguard libraries as valuable community spaces. What would you like to #ThankALibrarian for?

ICH Library Research Series
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 11:15

We have added two extra workshops: Research Impact and Research Identifiers and Research Data Services at UCT on Friday 12 and 26 July respectively. The Research Series consists of workshops aimed at improving your researching skills.  

‘Wunderkind’ Manono speeds through his PhD
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 - 11:00

Malibongwe Manono is a wunderkind. On 12 July 2019, at the age of 31, he will graduate from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with his PhD in chemical engineering. But it’s the short time it took, and the challenges he overcame along the way, that make this achievement particularly inspiring.

UCT Libraries remembers the Soweto Uprising
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 - 09:00

In memory of those who fought for equal access to education in the struggle against the Apartheid regime, UCT Libraries remembers the Soweto Uprising through displays on these events on 16 June 1976 in the Research Wing and the Main Library.  

Year in Review 2018
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 09:00

The Year in Review 2018 sums up everything that makes this university what it is. While volumes could have been filled with a comprehensive report, the intention of this document is to give you a broad overview, and a few highlights, of the institution’s activities, its goals and its many achievements over the previous year.

Celebrating Africa in UCT Libraries
Fri, 31 May 2019 - 09:15

There was much to celebrate during the month of May as UCT Libraries showcased collections focusing specifically on African indigenous languages. Africa month inspired many sections to contribute to the celebrations with their own African focus.

UCT prof co-authors award-winning book
Thu, 30 May 2019 - 12:15

A book reflecting a University of Cape Town (UCT) academic’s research into the lives of people living in Rwanda more than two decades after the 1994 genocide has been named the winner of the Book Award in the Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA) 2019 Great Places Awards.

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