Ensuring you’re exam-ready
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 08:15

The earlier you start your revision, the more peace of mind you will have come exam time on 23 May. But studying effectively so that you are properly prepared to write your exams takes planning and preparation.

UCT celebrates Africa Month
Mon, 06 May 2019 - 08:30

The President of UCT Convocation, Professor Eddy Maloka, together with the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat (APRM) and the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance invite you to an Africa Month public symposium, titled “Interrogating the role of young leaders in Pan-Africanism and regional integration”.

Writing Centre gets new home sweet home
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 08:45

The Writing Centre, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) one-stop shop for students and staff needing to hone their writing, comprehension and textual analysis skills, has a new home in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library’s Vincent Kolbe Knowledge Commons.

UCT Open Day
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 08:00

High school students in grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors are welcome to attend the UCT Open Day on Saturday 4 May 2019 from 10:00 to 15:00 on upper campus. Take a tour of the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library on upper campus between 10:30 and 14:30.

A woman holds a placard saying "UCT demands the return of academic freedom" beside a woman holding a lit torch. They are both wearing academic dress.
The Long Walk to Academic Freedom
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - 16:00

As South Africa marks Freedom Day we remember our long walk to academic freedom. Visit our displays on academic freedom in the Reading Room & Main Library and read more by Special Collections Archivist Isaac Ntabankulu in English and isiXhosa.

Our Databases are moving to a new home!
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 15:00

While you’re on vac, we’ll be making updates to our Databases on the Libraries websites' Search & Find menu. Check out what’s in store…

New exhibition retells Bo-Kaap Museum story
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 - 08:15

The Bo-Kaap Museum has opened a new chapter with an exhibition that retells the story of the early history of the building in which it is housed, thanks to University of Cape Town (UCT) historian Dr Halim Gençoĝlu.

Resolved: Problem accessing EBSCOhost databases
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 09:00

The problem accessing EBSCOHost databases has now been resolved.

UCT Libraries must embrace ‘hidden gems’ in curriculum design
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 08:15

University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Libraries chief Ujala Satgoor talks to Helen Swingler about her wish list, books, a Peke called Fudge – and why the libraries’ collections are vital to curriculum transformation. Satgoor joined UCT from Rhodes University in January this year.

UNESCO Chair for ‘open education’ professor
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - 08:45

The title of UNESCO Chair in Open Education and Social Justice has been awarded to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, associate professor in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT). UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng announced Hodgkinson-Williams’s appointment during her address at the Open Education Seminar in celebration of Open Education Week on 6 March.

Collaborate @ UCT Libraries this #SALibraryWeek
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 08:15

South African Library week takes places from 18 - 24 March 2019 and this year we invite you to "collaborate @ your library". Explore spaces to connect, get savvy with your research or visit our archives.

Open data needs ethical, efficient management
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 14:00

Opening access to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) substantial body of research will foster development and empowerment, and not only personal advancement for individual researchers. But there are watchpoints, participants heard at the opening of UCT Libraries’ Open Data Day 2019 on 2 March. The presentations are available for download.