Black Sash march in Pretoria
60 Years of Black Sash
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Humanitec Digital Showcase
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.
Exhibition: 100 years of the 1913 Land Act
The Land Act that was passed a century ago in 1913 was a major event in South African history, impacting on the lives of millions of South Africans and underpinning the development of the apartheid system. The photographic exhibition Umhlaba,...
Ernest Cole Photographic Award: Legacy Of The Mine
The Ernest Cole Award is a major annual South African photographic award managed by the University of Cape Town Libraries. The winner in 2012 was Ilan Godfrey, whose new book, Legacy of the Mine, was launched at the Irma Stern Museum on 17 August...


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IFLA Rare and Special
New IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections blog

IFLA’s Rare Books and Special Collections Section has launched a new blog, Rare & Special, which hopes to act as a dynamic news resource for the international community of rare book, manuscript, archival and special collections. In the submission linked below the team review the IFLA pre-satellite conference coordinated by UCT Special Collections.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:15
This hairbrush can be found among the many papers in this collection. Jack Simon loved to brush his wife's long hair.
Reflections on history

History not only tells us where we come from, it also contains valuable lessons. Thus, the process of preserving history through the archive is vitally important. Recognising this, UCT recently launched Humanitec, which saw the digitisation of more than 14 000 objects from the 14 archival collections housed at UCT Libraries. Here is a snapshot of what is available through Humanitec, and in some of these collections.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 09:45
Basil Breakey
Basil Breakey (03 Nov 1938 - 09 Sept 2015)

UCT Libraries Special Collections would like to pay tribute to Basil Breakey, who passed away on 9 September.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:30
Wathint'Abafazi Wathint'imbokodo

UCT remembers the many women – mothers, teachers, workers, preachers, marchers, martyrs – who have given their time and their lives fighting for a more free society.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 14:15