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...


Saturday, 24 June 2017
Humanitec Digital Showcase
Humanitec Digital Showcase

UCT Libraries is proud to present the Humanitec Digital Showcase 2011 - 2014. Curated and digitised by the Humanitec/UCT Libraries initiative, supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund. 

The Humanitec Digital showcase is part of UCT Libraries new Digital Collections website.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 11:30
A City Refracted
A City Refracted: Exhibition and Book Launch

A City Refracted is a visual journey symbolically reflecting the shifting typographies of the inner city of Johannesburg. Using an experimental style of street photography, Graeme Williams' work suggests waves of movement and migration, of promise and intrusion, inextricably tied to Egoli's spatial and social order. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 15:45
Women of the Black Sash march to the Union Buildings in Pertoria to deliver petitions signed by over 100 000 women for the repeal of the Senate Bill to the Prime Minister's deputy, Mr Ben Schoeman, Minister of Transport.
60 Years of Black Sash Exhibition

In honour of 60 Years of the Black Sash, UCT Libraries is showcasing the Black Sash archives in Special Collections and the related holdings in UCT Libraries.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 14:00
Archives are political in nature and are mediated sites of power and memory.
The Power of Archives

In this globalised world, knowledge and information is seen as a strategic resource and tool and the manner in which information is used and transformed through technology, and who controls it, is pivotal. And, the Soul of the Archive, because it mirrors historical constructs of the past, (albeit only fragments) is often a sought-after commodity. Archives, as repositories of memory debris are instruments of selective amnesia, choosing what is recalled and how it is recalled and playing a pivotal role in fashioning meta-narratives.

By Michele Pickover​, principal curator at the Wits Historical Papers Research Archive.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 14:15