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 …

Don Africana Library


These 4 000 items now form the nucleus of the Don Africana Library but, of course, the collection has grown enormously.  There are now over 50 000 catalogued items and…

Desmond T Cole Collection


This extensive and valuable collection contains books, manuscripts and journals on a variety of subjects, including history, religion, psychology, education and botany. The majority of the items are on African…

Kotzè, CR


This collection consists only of various publications focuses on politics, the history of various nations, the Afrikaner nation, and various historical figures (a handwritten list is provided in the finding…