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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.

News

Friday, 21 February 2020
International Archives Week

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 - 16:30
Key map of the Union of South Africa, 1916.
Ending Africa Month

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 31 May 2019 - 14:45
Artefacts found at the site of the former Bushmen settlement near Twee Rivieren
Celebrating Africa Day

This year marks 20 years since the ǂKhomani San Land Claim Agreement was signed at Molopo. Hugh Brody, a British anthropologist, writer and director, worked during the 1990s to document the project. Read his blog post. The ǂKhomani San – Hugh Brody Archive Collection, is available for study in Special Collections. Brody also produced a series of short films based on the footage collected in Tracks Across Sand. A copy for viewing is available in our African Studies Film Collection.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 16:45
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

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