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.


Apartheid-era whites-only restaurant at D.F. Malan Airport, Cape Town, in the 1970s
Apartheid-era whites-only restaurant at D.F. Malan Airport, Cape Town, in the 1970s
Archaeological exploration, Grand Parade, 1983
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre site, Cape Town, 1975
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre site, Cape Town, 1975
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre site, Cape Town, 1975
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre site, Cape Town, 1975
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre site, Cape Town, 1975
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre site, Cape Town, 1975
Archaeological finds, Golden Acre, 1975
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other politicians seen amidst protesters, Cape Town
Archbishop Desmond Tutu faces police, Cape Town
Arderne Congregational Church, Claremont, Cape Town, 1961
Argie boy, Cape Town
Argie boy, Cape Town
Argie boy, Cape Town
Argie boys, Cape Town
Argus employees protest wages, Cape Town
Argus general election service, Cape Town
Argus photographic exhibition, 1975
Armed forces at the opening of Parliament, Cape Town
Armed forces salute to the Mayor as they walk passed, Cape Town
Armed forces stand for the opening ceremony, Cape Town
Armed man removed from ANC meeting in Parow, Cape Town
Armed warder, Robben Island, Cape Town
Armistice Day commemoration, Cape Town
Armistice Stone, Cape Town
Arms cache, Cape Town
Army official squints into the light while firing a smoke gun, Cape Town
Army truck in front of Mosque, Cape Town
Arrested Rastafarian who supported unemployed workers, Cape Town
Arrivals lounge at D.Fa. Malan Airport, Cape Town
Art Class, Cape Town
Art Nouveau architecture on Long Street, Cape Town, 1982
Artists at End Conscription Campaign "peace call-up", Cape Town
Athlone , Cape Town
Athlone Advice Office, Cape Town
Athlone Power Station, Cape Town
Athlone businessman, Cape Town
Athlone businessmen, Cape Town

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