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
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.

Jagger Library Recovery

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Saturday, 15 May 2021
Remembering Nene

UCT Libraries staff gathered together to remember UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana and all those affected daily by gender-based violence in our society.

Publication Date:
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 11:30
UCT Libraries Promotes a Culture of Literacy and Reading Through Its Special Collections

South African National Book Week is celebrated annually during the first week of September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. In honour of this occasion, UCT Libraries will showcase a multilingual display of both its African Studies Collection and the Rare Books Children’s Collection in the Main Library foyer.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 13:15

Please note that Special Collections will be closing at 15:30 on Friday, 30 August, and re-opening at 9:00 on Saturday, 31 August, due to planned electrical maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 13:15
India Corner, a place to learn about India

India Independence Day is celebrated annually on the 15 August which marks India's independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. In the spirit of this day, UCT Libraries would like to share our own India Corner, generously donated by the Indian Consulate in Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 - 14:15