African National Congress 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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The Charlene Smith collection


The papers span the years 1977-2007 and cover the topics of the ANC, Anti-rape Campaign, Black Sash, displaced people, hostels, Mandela, Mbeki’s politics, MDC/Zimbabwe, MK Special Operations, Robben Island etc

Amina Cachalia personal collection


The bulk of the donation consists of documents such as the manuscript of Amina Cachalia’s book, When hope and history rhyme, correspondence (with Nelson Mandela), photographs, cards and audio-visual material…