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.

Letter reveals truth about family tragedy
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 11:00

Staffer Judy Favish travelled to Eastern Europe to trace her father’s ancestry after he was rescued from anti-Semitic pogroms and sent to South Africa as an orphan in 1920. The story has been captured in a groundbreaking documentary film. Some archival sources for the film came from the Oranjia Cape Jewish Orphanage records held at Special Collections.

UCT Open Education Week 2019
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 - 14:45

The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching in collaboration with UCT Libraries is pleased to host this year’s Open Education Week seminar at the University of Cape Town on 6 March 2019.

PressReader, thousands of newspapers and magazines. One app
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 15:00

Home to 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries across the globe, PressReader is a trusted source for local and international news on current events from top publications. Connect on any smartphone, tablet or laptop - even from home.

‘Progressive’ new water strategy for Cape Town #WaterWiseWednesdays
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 08:15

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.