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As Cape Town prepares to transition to a water-sensitive city, the new water strategy – now open for public comment – appears to position ordinary citizens, already well acquainted with the narrative of “Day Zero”, as key to its success.
Congratulations to our UCT Libraries Plaza Week winners!
You've begun your journey at UCT, but navigating the academic landscape can seem daunting. UCT Libraries is here to guide you each step of the way - from your first-year experience to postgraduate and beyond.
The University of Cape Town’s interdisciplinary Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) kicks off its 2019 programme with the launch on Saturday, 16 February, of its highly-anticipated new book, Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa.
Good morning students and staff. As we approach the start of our academic year, we would like to encourage you to continue #SavingWater and to remind you that we successfully avoided #DayZero. Every Wednesday we will be featuring handy water saving tips, articles or news items related to water saving and sustainable living.
One summer's day, nestled under several shady trees at UCT Educare Centre, toddlers gathered with their chairs ready for storytime. Only this time Libraries staff appeared, ready to read their favourite storybooks.
Come visit us during Plaza Week from Monday 4 February 2019. Lots of prizes up for grabs - and freebie giveaways! Look out for us outside Sarah Baartman Hall, we're looking forward to seeing you there.
The main library was a hive of activity this week as parents explored numerous study and information spaces. Parents asked questions during the library tours that uncovered an interesting perspective of their expectations of the library.
Orientation is a set of programmes designed to introduce first-year students to the different facilities and unique aspects of university life. Parents of new students are also invited to familiarise themselves with the university. Parent orientation will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019 and Monday 28 January 2019. Look our for Libraries Information stalls and Library Tours on these days.
Lack of access to reading material and textbooks are two of the main reasons that 78% of South African children in grade 3 still can’t read for meaning. And education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says fixing this national literacy crisis will take time and hard work.
UCT Libraries has acquired three archive databases which form part of NewsBank’s South African News Archive. Access is available via the Databases list. They are Sowetan 1981-2008, Sunday Times 1906-2006 and World Newspaper Archive: African Newspapers Series 2, 1835 -1925.