Independent Newspapers Archive

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This significant, under threat and extensive archive of about 850 000 images, now housed at UCT, spans a period from about the 1900’s – 2000. The archive has been identified as having highly significant social history and heritage value with a particular connection to Cape Town, Western Cape and UCT. Topics range from social conditions in and around Cape Town, key protests in pre- and post apartheid periods as well as a broad spectrum of political activity, sport and very large collection of images on prominent figures (sport, social, political). UCT Libraries has selected and scanned nearly 6 000 images with appropriate metadata. It will complement other collections on the history of Cape Town and the province in Special Collections. The archive intersects with History, Film and Media Studies, Sociology, and African Studies and is a valuable portal of our regional social history.


Aerial view, Cape Town City
Aerial view, District Six, Cape Town
Aerial view, District Six, Cape Town
Aerial view, Foreshore and harbour
Aerial view, Foreshore fountain, Cape Town City
Aerial view, Foreshore, Cape Town
Aerial view, Gardens, Cape Town
Aerial view, Observatory, Cape Town
Aerial view, Rondebosch Common, Cape Town
Aerial view, Signal Hill, Cape Town
Aerial view, central Cape Town
Aerial view, freeway construction, Constantia Valley, Cape Town
Aerial view, reclamation for Table Bay docks expansion, 1973
African leaders talk to one another at meeting, Cape Town
Africans at night school
Africans at night school
After Transkeian 'independence' Xhosa residents of Langa, Cape Town, become 'foreigners' in South Africa
After the fire at Crossroads, Cape Town
After the fire at Newlands House, Cape Town, 1981
Aftermath of a bomb explosion at Mowbray station, Cape Town
Aftermath of a landslide on the Simonstown-Miller's Point coastal road, Cape Town
Aftermath of a protest, Cape Town
Agricultural control boards in the apartheid era , Cape Show, Goodwood, Cape Town
Agricultural land scheduled for housing development, Bergvliet, Cape Town
Air Force guard of honour salute Governor-General and his wife, Cape Town
Albert Hertzog sits looking defeated, Cape Town
Albian Road, Cape Town
Alfred Basin, Cape Town Harbour, 1900
Allan Boesak after a court appearance, Cape Town
Allan Boesak and Desmond Tutu at a press conference, Cape Town
Allan Boesak and Desmond Tutu, Cape Town
Allan Boesak and Oscar Mpetha, Cape Town
Allan Boesak and William Gray in Athlone, Cape Town
Allan Boesak applauds at a lecture, Cape Town
Allan Boesak at a UDF [United Democratic Front] meeting, Cape Town
Allan Boesak encourages people to get their IDs [Identity Documents], Cape Town
Allan Boesak hands over a petition listing people's grievances, Cape Town
Allan Boesak hugs a member of his congregation, Cape Town
Allan Boesak indicates the window through which a stone was thrown, Cape Town
Allan Boesak inspects a teargas canister, Cape Town

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