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Newspaper articles and books about Sharpeville and human rights on display in Special Collections.
Remembering Sharpeville
Special Collections provides an important record of the history of Sharpeville. For more detailed information on our collections dealing with the South African struggle for human rights and dignity, take a look at the finding aids on AtoM
Pamela Reynolds with Costain Mangisi and Tonga children
The archive of Pamela Reynolds’ research
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Disphyma crassifolium (L.) L.Bolus Page, Mary Maud.
Illustrations of Plant Species
Between 1911 and 1955 Mary Page and Beatrice Carter produced some 2,000 plus botanical illustrations. These works are highly regarded within the world of botanical illustrators and can be viewed in our digital collections.

News

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Artefacts found at the site of the former Bushmen settlement near Twee Rivieren
Celebrating Africa Day

This year marks 20 years since the ǂKhomani San Land Claim Agreement was signed at Molopo. Hugh Brody, a British anthropologist, writer and director, worked during the 1990s to document the project. Read his blog post. The ǂKhomani San – Hugh Brody Archive Collection, is available for study in Special Collections. Brody also produced a series of short films based on the footage collected in Tracks Across Sand. A copy for viewing is available in our African Studies Film Collection.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 16:45
Reading Room Closed SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019

The Reading Room will be closed on Saturday 25 May 2019 due to Municipal Maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 May 2019 - 15:45
Early Hebraica and Judaica at the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town

With the recent renovation and upgrade of the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at UCT, former Jewish Studies Librarian and Alumnus Veronica Belling reflects on the rare book collection of Hebraica and Judaica now housed and displayed in the Kaplan Centre. The books will be on display until June 2019. Read the blog post.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 May 2019 - 16:15
Unique exhibitions to mark Africa Month

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is hosting two separate and uniquely African exhibitions in the UCT Libraries and at the Irma Stern Museum as part of the institution’s Africa Month celebrations.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 11:30

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