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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Tambo (Oliver) Papers


The original collection contains correspondence, diaries, notebooks, materials reflecting his changing responsibilities within the ANC and the anti-apartheid struggle, photographs, audio visual materials and ephemera. Researchers shold be aware that…

Xuma (A. B.) Papers


The collection consists of microfilm set of the papers held at the University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa  The collection contains the personal papers of South African physician and politician…

General Information


Information about political parties, organizations and liberation movements, yearly surveys by the SA Institute of Race Relations, a catalogue of violence organized by region, biographies of people interviewed, further reading…

Mac Maharaj


This is the official web site for O'Malley's Shades of Difference: MacMaharaj and the Struggle for South Africa, published by Penguin books in April/May 2007.  It chronicles the life and times…

Transformation (1999-)


The Mandela presidency ends and Thabo Mbeki takes the helm.  Economic policy stresses fiscal prudence, getting the "fundamentals" right. AGSiSA replaces GEAR as the engine for growth and development; Black…

Post-Transition (1994 – 1999)


The early days of democracy after the 1994 elections. Chronologies, demography and economy, surveys by SA Institute of Race Relations, and extracts from the Truth and Reconcilation commission including transcripts…

Transition (1990 – 1994)


The crucial days of transition leading to democracy and the first free and fair democratic elections in 1994. This includes chronologies of key events, the creation of the Constitution, the…

Pre-Transition (1902-1989)


Chronologies of events, demographic and economy related data, key historical documents, charters and treaties, racial legislation, sanctions, the structure and mechanics of the apartheid state, information about the struggle including…