Southeastern Africa 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 …

Herpetology Collection

In terms of the distribution of amphibian and reptile specimens represented in the collection: 99% of specimens are from the southern half of Africa with 90% representing the Free State…


There is an extensive collection of South African studio ceramics including the works of Hylton Nel, the Linnware and Kalahari studios, Charmaine Haines, Meshak Masuku, Maggie Mikula and Lynnley Watson