In memory of those who fought for equal access to education in the struggle against the Apartheid regime, UCT Libraries remembers the Soweto Uprising through displays on these events on 16 June 1976 in the Research Wing and the Main Library.
In preparation for refurbishment, the Government Publications Reading Room will be closed from Tuesday 18 June until further notice.
Government Publications services will be available in the Special Collections Reading Room in the J. W. Jagger Library, entrance on University Avenue. Access for disabled persons will be through the libraries’ staff entrance, No. 15 Library Road.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
This week, UCT Libraries Special Collections is teaming up with the UCT Administrative Archive to mark this occasion and celebrate our archival heritage. Watch out for our displays in the Libraries and around campus.
We're ending Africa Month's series of blog posts with one about the African Studies Collection, by Busi Khangala, one of the Librarians in Special Collections. The African Studies Collection is an internationally-renowned collection of research resources pertaining to Africa, particularly, but not limited to, Africa, South of the Sahara. It includes Africana, with extensive collections of monographs, periodicals, ephemera, pamphlets, videos, sound recordings, maps, conference papers, and newspapers.