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.


Athlone residents welcome ANC, Cape Town
Athlone, Cape Town
Athlone, Cape Town
Atlantis development, Cape Town
Atlantis resident, Cape Town
Atlantis resident, Cape Town
Attentive students at night school, Cape Town, 1960
Automobile Association Newlands sign, Cape Town
B.J. Vorster and Hendrik Schoeman share a private joke, Cape Town
B.J. Vorster and Indian Council
BBC crew filming District Six, Cape Town
BJ Vorster, 1961 election results, Cape Town
Badly burnt protester, Cape Town
Bakoven, Cape Town
Bakoven, Cape Town
Bakoven, Cape Town
Ballroom at Tuynhuys, Cape Town, 1970
Band members with their instruments pose for a photo, Cape Town
Bandstand at the old Pier, Cape Town
Banner raised in protest over the success of the peace initiative in Manenberg, Cape Town
Baptisms at Princess Vlei, Grassy Park, Cape Town
Baptisms at Princess Vlei, Grassy Park, Cape Town
Baptisms at Princess Vlei, Grassy Park, Cape Town
Baptisms at Princess Vlei, Grassy Park, Cape Town
Baptisms at Princess Vlei, Grassy Park, Cape Town
Baptist Church at Meadowridge, Cape Town, 1966
Barbed wire separating Nyanga from Crossroads, Cape Town
Barbed-wire in the beer hall to prevent meetings, Cape Town
Barn, Cape Town
Basil D'Oliveira
Basil D'Oliveira about to bowl
Basil D'Oliveira after scoring 930 runs in the Lancashire League
Basil D'Oliveira and Colin Crowdey expect that the South African tour will be cancelled
Basil D'Oliveira and Pettie Dollie at Cape Herald offices, Cape Town
Basil D'Oliveira and his sons at their Worcestershire home
Basil D'Oliveira at the nets
Basil D'Oliveira gives his team a pep talk, Cape Town
Basil D'Oliveira hosts a coaching clinic for primary school children, Cape Town
Basil D'Oliveira makes an urgent phone call
Basil D'Oliveira talks at the Maccabi Stag Club, Cape Town

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