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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, 19 July 2018
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
New book for Professor Alison Lewis

Professor Alison Lewis has co-authored a new book, Industrial Crystallization: Fundamentals and Applications, which bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of industrial crystallization.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 14:45
UCT appoints first female dean of EBE

UCT has appointed Professor Alison Lewis as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) – the first woman to receive such an appointment. She will take up her new position on 1 June 2015.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 09:30
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Library Fines

UCT Libraries have decided to streamline its financial processes. One of the concerns is the risk for smaller libraries to have cash on the premises.  

Therefore, the Built Environment Library will no longer process any financial transactions. All financial transactions (e.g. fines, photocopy cards) will be processed at the Loans Desk in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.

The Built Environment staff are committed to assisting with any reasonable queries regarding fines and will facilitate on behalf of our patrons.

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:15