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Heritage at UCT

Heritage Day is celebrated nationally on 24 September. The Heritage Trail was established to allow the UCT community to explore its own heritage in relation to broader issues in the country.

Cissy Gool Plaza Birds in flight, Andrew Verster, 1987, etched sand-blasted glass roof light

Heritage has many different meanings, for example biological heritage and the heritage determined by language, landscape and trauma. It is important to note that heritage is not static and that it evolves with time. In the landscape of UCT, which spans more than 180 years, there are many symbols that relate to our heritage.

The Heritage Trail explores some of these symbols. UCT plans to expand this trail in the future to reflect UCT's changing social and political landscape.