South Africa: Significant Archives Are Under Threat in Cape Town’s Fire. Why They Matter So Much

South Africa: Significant Archives Are Under Threat in Cape Town’s Fire. Why They Matter So Much

Analysis – A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa’s Table Mountain has wreaked havoc at the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus. Among the sites of historical significance that have been damaged is the Jagger Library. The library houses rare and specialist collections, such as the important African Studies collections. The Conversation Africa’s Nontobeko Mtshali asked UCT academic Shannon Morreira to share her insights on what the loss means for the historical records held by the university.

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