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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.

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Friday, 23 August 2019
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
World Press Freedom Day

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 May 2019 - 09:45
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

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - 16:00

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