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UCT | Community Media Trust AIDS Archive

For almost thirty years, the Community Media Trust has been documenting the social impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the grassroots struggle for treatment in South Africa. The University of Cape Town has made this unique film collection available online as the UCT | Community Media Trust AIDS Archive.

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Our History

The Health Sciences Library, the first university medical library in South Africa, came into being in 1912 with the establishment of the Medical School of the South African College. Read more

The Bongani Mayosi Legacy Project

On 1 July 2020, the Health Sciences Library was officially renamed to Bongani Mayosi Health Sciences Library to acknowledge and celebrate the vision, impact and influence of the late Prof Bongani Mayosi on the health sciences academic endeavours and students of the University of Cape Town. Visit the Bongani Mayosi Legacy Project

Black and white photo ofthe outside of the Medical School library in 1954