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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,...


Saturday, 24 February 2018
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
A constable drags a man to a police van after the burning and looting of a Nyanga bottle store. 12 August 1976
1976 Uprising in Images, Cape Town

Startling images of Cape Town in 1976 and 1977, housed in UCT's Visual Archive in Special Collections and originally published by Independent Newspapers.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 16:30
Two men are seated at an archaeological site.
Archaeology, photography and the making of a disciplinary archive

The Mirror in the Ground is a curated book of twelve short visual essays, drawing on photographs from the collection of South African archaeologist John Goodwin. Drawing on a 10-year research project, Nick Shepherd uses these pictures to explore what it means to approach intellectual history through the photographic image.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 13:45