Photographs 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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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…

Rhodes University College Collections


The Rhodes University College Collections (1904-1951) contain a number of smaller collections received from donors, mostly students who studied at Rhodes Unviersity College. The Rhodes University College Collections cover the…

Family Trees and Genealogy


The collection focuses on the following families: AmaCirha Family AmaJobe Family AmaXhosa Family Butler Family Collett Family Hallack Family The Moffat

Calitzdorp Museum


Displays include household items, kitchen utensils, clothing, framing implements, old documents, photographs and genealogy dating back to the very starts of the town. A hand made wooden water pipe shows…

Het Posthuys


Het Posthuys is well worth a visit for those interested in South Africa’s early colonial history. It is one of the notable structures along Muizenberg's Historical Mile.  Het Posthuys consists of…