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 …

Blockhouse Musuem


Based on a blockhouse at Bergville, the only one remaining in KwaZulu-Natal. The McMaster’s replica contains a remarkable display relating to both the Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer Wars Source

Research


Research is at the heart of the Museum and occurs in different forms and settings. It is present through a memory methodology that uses mapping, oral history and action research…

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…

African Digital Library


The primary aim of the ADL is to provide access to its collections consisting of : The African Digital Library collection (9808 titles) Audio books (4 titles) A publicly accessible…