Apartheid 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 …

The Resource Centre


A significant percentage of the Museum’s collection exists as documentary evidence of people’s lives in District Six and in the greater Cape Town. It includes newspaper records, original identity cards,…

The Sound Archive


The Sound Archive has generated an extensive institutional archive that holds information on the various memory methodology workshops, conferences and symposia organised by or held in the Museum. Topics are…

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…

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Chronologies of events, demographic and economy related data, key historical documents, charters and treaties, racial legislation, sanctions, the structure and mechanics of the apartheid state, information about the struggle including…