Archives and Public Culture Research Initiative responds to the fire at UCT


The APC has received countless enquiries from concerned and shocked researchers. This has prompted us to set up a dedicated space on our website, where we can collate the latest updates on the destruction, and hopefully survival, of the African Studies collection and other sections of the UCT's Special Collections Library.

We have set-up a dedicated email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where you are welcome to send suggestions, indicate support and send details of the research materials you may hold from the collections. We will keep lists of volunteers and any other pertinent information but please note that we do not have capacity to respond to emails; they will be processed and general queries addressed on the site.

We are doing this initially as an interim measure, but please keep in mind that we are not able to speak for the Library or respond on Library issues. We simply wish to keep the archive and history community abreast of whatever we can. Our focus and efforts may in due course be superseded by whatever the Library sets up.

Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative

University of Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 650 4013

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