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 …

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…

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…

Barberton Museum


When gold was first discovered in Barberton in 1884, gold prospectors and fortune hunters arrived in their droves in the region to try their luck. The little town flourished and…

Interviews


The collection consists of interviews held with members of the Stellenbosch community on various topics. Raithby: The Raithby Primary School (interview with Sophia Jansen by Irene Loedolff) Interview with Michael…

Special Collection


The Special Collection comprises rare copies of southern African rock art, maps, photographs, slides, rare paper documents as well as historical firearms that have been disabled. The items in this…

Langspeelplate / LP’s


The collection includes LPs about history, children's stories and music, language and literature, speeches, talks, worship, and feasts Die versameling sluit plate in oor geskiedenis, kinder verhale en musiek, taal…