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.
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.
This exhibit coincides with World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2019. World Press Freedom Day is intended to highlight issues of censorship, restraint, and oppression, as well as paying tribute to those journalists that have lost their lives simply for doing their jobs. While the exhibit includes displays of material more broadly related to press freedom in South Africa, this blog post focuses on the Unbanned series.
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.