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Digital collections from our online repository, UCTScholar (www.uctscholar.uct.ac.za). Includes collections from our Special Collections and departments all over campus.

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University of Cape Town's University Avenue in the From the BUZV Collection in the Library's Special Collections. University Of Cape Town, Libraries, Old Photos, 1930s, South Africa, Collections, Memories, History, Digital
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University of Cape Town's University Avenue in the 1930s. From the BUZV Collection in the Library's Special Collections.

Students protest against the violation of academic freedom in the Cape Town, 1950s, Freedom, Students, Collections, Digital, Liberty, Political Freedom

Students protest against the violation of academic freedom in the 1950s.

The Fountain Rondebosch by TD Ravenscroft University Of The Witwatersrand, Cape Colony, Port Elizabeth, Table Mountain, Most Beautiful Cities, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Cape Town, Old Town
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Rondebosch Fountain. T.D. Ravenscroft image.

Boys watching destruction of District Six, South Africa, From a collection of images by Paul Alberts. My Heritage, Cross Training, Destruction, Cape Town, Old Photos, South Africa, Nostalgia, Collections, History
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Boys watching destruction of District Six, South Africa, 1974. From a collection of images by Paul Alberts.

Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, From a collection of images by Jillian Edelstein. Click through to view the collection. Nelson Mandela, Who Is A Hero, African National Congress, Known Unknowns, First Black President, Black Presidents, Nobel Peace Prize, People Of Interest, Before Midnight

Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, 1997. From a collection of images by Jillian Edelstein. Click through to view the collection.

Undated photograph of Muizenberg Beach. From our MacMillan Collection, which contains thousands of images of the history of the Western Cape. Nordic Walking, Cape Town, South Africa, Southern, Photograph, Collections, History, Digital, Beach
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Undated photograph of Muizenberg Beach. From our MacMillan Collection, which contains thousands of images of the history of the Western Cape.

UCT, Upper campus in Just a handful of buildings and plenty of parking! Present Day, Cape Town, Old Photos, South Africa, City Photo, Buildings, Collections, Park, History
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Upper campus in 1935. Just a handful of buildings and plenty of parking!

Tramways, buses and motorcars in Adderley Street Nordic Walking, Cape Town, South Africa, Street View, History, Buses, 1920s, Photographs, African
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Adderley Street, Cape Town. Circa 1920s. From the Independent Newspapers Collection.

Undated pic of upper campus. Click through to view more images of the campus from More Images, Cape Town, South Africa, Street View, History, Place, Collections, Outdoor, Digital
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Undated pic of upper campus. Click through to view more images of the campus from 1990-2009.

UCT Libraries celebrates the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The archives in the Libraries hold approximately 400 unique photographs of Nelson Mandela, as well as more than 60 films and some miscellaneous documents relating to his life and struggles. We share as a tribute to his legacy, a selection of special moments in his life. You may browse these collections, or search for images and documents on particular themes.

Photograph of Cornelia Bullen-Smith (on left) and Beva Runciman, who chained themselves to the gates of Parliament in protest against the death of a child in detention. They are watched by three policemen. From the Black Sash collection of photographs and documents.

Photograph of Cornelia Bullen-Smith (on left) and Beva Runciman, who chained themselves to the gates of Parliament in protest against the death of a child in detention. They are watched by three policemen. From the Black Sash collection of photographs and documents.

Art of Afica :: Who are the Bushmen / San of Southern Africa. Bushmen religion and traditions. For more things to see and do in Southern Africa, go to leka-escapes co.

!Gwi on a hunt. From the Paul Weinberg: San Collection. Published in: Once we were hunters. 2000. Cape Town : D. Philip ; Amsterdam : Mets & Schilt.

Architectural line drawing of Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town as conceived by Groote Schuur’s first architect, J. From the collection, UCT through the years: University Of Cape Town, Louvre, Solomon, History, Architecture, Digital, Libraries, Building, Sketches
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Architectural line drawing of Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town as conceived by Groote Schuur’s first architect, J.M. Solomon (Elliot Collection). From the collection, UCT through the years: 1900-present.

From the San (Bushman) photographs of Dorothea Bleek. Dorothea Bleek continued the work of her father and aunt, recording and documenting the San languages of Southern Africa and publishing books and articles based both on her own work and theirs. Book Publishing, Languages, Aunt, Photographs, Father, Southern, Africa, Articles, Collections
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From the San (Bushman) photographs of Dorothea Bleek. Dorothea Bleek continued the work of her father and aunt, recording and documenting the San languages of Southern Africa and publishing books and articles based both on her own work and theirs.

The cover of the 1973 issue of Sax Appeal. The magazine covers showcase the many changes made to UCT RAG's largest contributor since the first edition, published in 1933, "when men were men and women were so loose they rattled", according to a 1940s SAX Appeal editor.

The cover of the 1973 issue of Sax Appeal. The magazine covers showcase the many changes made to UCT RAG's largest contributor since the first edition, published in 1933, "when men were men and women were so loose they rattled", according to a 1940s SAX Appeal editor.

Girl's initiation dance, 1931. From the Monica and Godfrey Wilson Collection. The photographs in this digital archive are reproductions of negatives captured by Monica Hunter in Pondoland and the Eastern Cape in 1931 and 1932, and by Monica Hunter Wilson and Godfrey Wilson in Bunyakyusa between 1934 and 1937.

Girl's initiation dance, 1931. From the Monica and Godfrey Wilson Collection. The photographs in this digital archive are reproductions of negatives captured by Monica Hunter in Pondoland and the Eastern Cape in 1931 and 1932, and by Monica Hunter Wilson and Godfrey Wilson in Bunyakyusa between 1934 and 1937.