Blog

  • My Personal Journey Through COVID, Fire and Salvage to Recovery
    by Beverley Angus, African Studies Librarian, Special Collections 2021 began very badly After almost a year of working from home, isolating, and cancelling a trip to visit my family in Scotland, a very close friend, Kathy, was admitted to hospital on the 4th of January with COVID and died on […]
  • To the Jagger Salvage Volunteers. Thank you.
    by Thomas Slingsby, UCT Libraries My name is Thomas Slingsby. I have worked for UCT Libraries since 2019 as a GIS Officer. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a software system for handling, analysing, and visualising spatial data. Simply put, my role is to assist researchers to analyse and map […]
  • Africa Month
    UCT Libraries always celebrates Africa Month in one way or another. This year we had intended to launch a new website for the ǂKhomani San | Hugh Brody Collection. And then the fire. So we’ve had to put our work on that project on hold. Usually, the ǂKhomani San material […]
  • Sea Cadets
    One of the groups of volunteers that came to help with the Jagger Salvage operations, was a group of ten Sea Cadets from TS Woltemade, under the command of Ens Ruben Pillay. They helped with packing material, were part of the human chain to get the crates of material out […]
  • Call for Volunteers
    To volunteer, head on over to our Jagger Recovery page and sign up for a shift. You can also share your memories, send us your message of support, offer skills or material, or make a financial donation. It became clear, very quickly, that we would not be able to salvage […]