Cultural history 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 …

Slide Collection


The collection consists of two parts: Lidbetter Photographic Collection  - The Lidbetter Photographic collection consists of 167 glass negatives that are 17 x 22 cm in size, 10 that are…

Grahamstown Collection


The collection focuses on: Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George Makana Botanical Gardens Trinity Presbyterian Church Collection General information about Grahamstown

Piketberg Museum


The Museum archives contain the fascinating story of the Piketberg Jewish community as well as a priceless collection of original old school yearbooks and photographs of past Piketberg residents. Many…

Laingsburg Flood Museum


On 25 January 1981, the Karoo changed forever. The little town of Laingsburg was hit by what continues to be one of the most dramatic natural disasters ever to have happened in…

CP Nel Museum


The CP Nel Museum celebrates the role of the ostrich trade in the rich history and heritage of Oudtshoorn, and is intriguing to visit. There are a number of exhibitions here. The…

Klerksdorp Museum


The Museum is housed in a sandstone prison building dating from 1891 that was built by the ZAR Department of Public Works on request of the local Klerksdorp authorities in…

Prieska Museum


The Prieska Museum stands on the main street protecting the history of the town and skilfully displaying the wonders of it's memory lane. Situated on the South banks of the…

Kalahari-Oranje Museum


The Museum is housed in the buildings erected by the Reverend Schröder in 1875 as a church and mission station. Domestic items dating from that era and articles relating to…

Colesberg-Kemper Museum


The Colesberg-Kemper Museum developed from a collection of curiosities and has grown into a fascinating store house of local history and contemporary information. This user-friendly museum is not a place…