UCT Libraries has an incredibly diverse and multi-lingual collection on Nelson Mandela in its holdings. This includes a range of both South African and international publications, films and manuscripts. This year, Mandela Day falls on the same week as National Archives Awareness Week, so we have used the opportunity to highlight some of these papers.
After a long sickness, South African music icon Johnny Clegg passed away on 16 July 2019. Clegg is remembered by his family, community and country as a gamechanger in the South African music world, having performed with two popular multi-racial bands, Juluka and Savuka, during apartheid.
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.
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.