Dutch 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.

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Africana Library

The library houses about 14000 books, 640 manuscripts and 12000 photographs. Included in the collection are early printed editions of African indigenous languages (San, Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa), early books related…


The collection consists of photographs, documents, account books, correspondence, diaries, books etc.


The collection consists of ad hoc biographical information in various formats, such as certificates, books, envelopes, tax forms, photographs, death certificates, etc