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Latest Collections

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) Collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 2002-2014 Last Updated: 2020-08-07
This collection relates to CER's work in promoting transparency and accountability in environmental governance, aimed at testing and assessing the extent to which civil society can access environmental information held…


The Jonathan Klaaren Collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 1997-2008 Last Updated: 2020-08-07
Most of the records in this collection (section A - F) were collected during Klaaren's participation in Open Democracy Advice Forum (ODAF) and the Open Democracy Working Group. Klaaren has…


The Freedom of Information Programme Collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 1940s to date Last Updated: 2020-08-07
The Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP) collection comprises copies of materials released pursuant to the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). The collection includes apartheid era security establishment records,…


The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 2000-2011 Last Updated: 2020-08-07
The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) collection consists of paper-based documents, digital documents and photographs, posters, ephemera (banner, t-shirts, stickers), and audio-visual materials on the South African social movement, collected by Dale…


The Mafela Trust collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 1979-2011 Last Updated: 2020-08-07
The materials produced as part of these projects form the bulk of the Mafela Trust collection at SAHA and include paper-based and digital materials, photographs, oral history interviews and video…


The Sunday Times Heritage Project (STHP) Collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 2006-2007 Last Updated: 2020-08-07
The Sunday Times Heritage Project (STHP) collection includes a wide range of material collected toward the Sunday Times newspaper’s Heritage Project. The STHP was completed in collaboration with the South…


The Forgotten Voices of the Present Collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 2006-2009 Last Updated: 2020-08-07
The Forgotten Voices of the Present collection consists of alternative post-1994 oral histories from three poor communities in South Africa, as well as video footage relating to the project. Conducted…


The Bart Luirink Collection

Collection Holder: South African History Archive Date(s): 1990s Last Updated: 2020-08-07
This collection consists of video material on various topics relating to the struggle of South Africa. These productions were put together by the apartheid government for the South African constituency…