South Asia Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

Disclaimer — The collections listed on the Sabinet African Archives may include materials that reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. These materials are presented as part of historical records. Inclusion of these materials does not mean endorsement of or agreement with by Sabinet on any views or terms expressed in the descriptions and/or materials. Read more …

William Smith papers, 1785-1860


This collection consists of letters and writings to and from William Smith, as well as collected printed materials largely related to Smith's work opposing the slave trade and the abolition…

India Corner Collection


The India Corner is an Indian book donation programme launched by the Indian High Commission, and supported by the Indian Government. The donation ceremony was held on 16th May 2019…

Asian Art


Collections of Chinese ceramics, Indian miniatures and Japanese prints were established by Eleanor Lorimer, the first Director, in acknowledgment of the Chinese and Indian communities in Port Elizabeth