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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With just over a week to go before the University of Cape Town (UCT) goes into exam mode, students have either already started studying or are about to change gear and spend the next few weeks glued to their books.
To mark the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019, UCT Libraries will focus specifically on African indigenous languages for its Africa Month displays, showcasing its relevant collections of archives, books, pamphlets, posters and films.