UCT's new information-finding solution
The University of Cape Town Libraries has gone live with a world-class information-finding solution, Primo.
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Savvy Researcher
Savvy Researcher Series 2018
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New book by UCT author
Co-authored by Prof Alison Lewis, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, with academic peers from Brazil and the Netherlands, this volume bridges the gap between theory and practice , providing the reader with a comprehensive...
Early Cape Town street plan.
Early Cape Town Street Plans
Forming part of the William and Yvonne Jacobson Digital Africana Programme at UCT, a large number of scanned images of early Cape Town Street plans have been added to the UCT Scholar Digital Repository


Thursday, 22 March 2018
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UCT Libraries goes cashless

From January 2016, UCT Libraries has decided to go cashless, and the reasons are three-fold:

to reduce the costs of handling cash across all the libraries (money will be saved on cash collection fees, bank charges and staff resources); to reduce the infrastructure requirements for cash handling and storage and; to reduce the potential physical risk to staff and students.

The move to a cashless environment will make our financial operations more efficient and cost effective.

Publication Date:
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 09:30
Planting the seeds for a more sustainable city
Planting the seeds for a more sustainable city

City officials are sometimes so close to what they're doing, they can't see the wood for the trees, while academics work in a theoretical world where it is easy to lose sight of the practicalities on the ground.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 14:30
Ian Ford
Ambient Landscapes: The Architectural Drawings of Ian Ford

Ian Ford was a landscape architect with a deep understanding of the internal logics of Cape vernacular architecture. His hand-drawn designs are the epitome of pre-digital elegance and subtle skill. Visit the Ian Ford Archive on the Digital Collections website.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 16:15
Cape Cityscape: Past and Present
Cape Cityscape: Past and Present

When looking at the suburbs of Cape Town from Jammie steps towards the Cape Flats, one sees – in widening, concentric semi-circles – suburbs of high value (in terms of desirability and property prices) giving way to suburbs of lower value, says historian Prof Vivian Bickford-Smith.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 16:00