The registry contains information about a wide range of South African archival and memory institutions and organisations, and international collections that hold material related to Southern Africa.
Until 2014 the Western Cape Archives ad Records Service (WCARS) administered as a sub-programme of the Archives and Library Services Directorate.The Western Cape Archives ad Records Service (WCARS) is administered as a directorate of the provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport.
The South African branch of the Solms family descended from the Solms-KÃ¶nigsberg line. On this website, you can take a look at the complete Solms family tree.
The Cape Town Family History Society was established in 2002 by a group of family genealogists who felt an awareness to promote and encourage the recording of family history. It is an open Society for anyone interested in their family who lived in or around Cape Town and its suburbs.
The Cape Town Family Society actively promotes and assists those genuinely interested by holding regular training programmes. These programmes teach how to start your research, where to find the facts, how to collate them together and finally how to present them to the following generation who hopefully will appreciate all your efforts.
This website is to provide information about the Griqua people, their history, heritage and culture.
Horst Gerhard Hermann Kleinschmidt writes on this website that ‘over the past number of years I have been writing a fairly regular Newsletter on my research into my family history and on events in my own past. I also write to the newspapers on South African politics and concerns I have about our young and fragile democracy. Besides that I write to my ‘Ubumelwane’, my neighbourhood in the Southern Cape Peninsula about problems concerning our unequal and racially divided suburbs. And I often comment on the fisheries administration in South Africa where I worked at the end of my career.
The purpose of this website is to bring all these writings and related photographs under one roof.
The Jewish Digital Archive Project (JDAP) began in 2011. The project is based at the South African Jewish Museum.
The Jewish Digital Archive is collecting photography, film and oral history interviews for their archives for educational purposes such as academic research as well as for public genealogical interest.
The JDAP, previously housed at the Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town, can be compared to other broader archival initiatives at UCT for example: The Center for Popular Memory , The Michaelis Photographic Archives, and The University of Cape Townâ€™s Library Manuscripts and Archives . However, The Jewish Digital Archive Projectâ€™s fundamental purpose is to connect members of the Jewish Community in Southern Africa.
The Tombouctou Manuscripts Project, first conceptualised in 2002, was officially established in 2003 to research and document manuscript tradition in Africa.
Over the past seven years a Project team has been involved in the study of manuscript tradition in Africa, including manuscript translation, digitalisation and historical studies of book and library traditions.
The South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) delivers biomedical discovery appropriate to both international and African context. Researchers at SANBI perform the highest level of research and provide excellence in education.
SANBI was founded in 1996 by computational biologist Winston Hide, the founding director, as part of the faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of the Western Cape. The SANBI research team includes faculty in the areas of genetic diversity, gene regulation, cancer, sleeping sickness and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
The Genealogical Institute of South Africa (GISA) was established to collect and preserve genealogical source material in a scientific manner and conduct genealogical research with a view to rendering a service and publishing genealogies and family histories of all South African families. GISA is registered with SARS as a non-taxable institution.
/A WORD OF ART was founded in 2009. /AWOA believes in connecting people through creative practices to help effect social change on a local, national and global scale committed to providing a platform and catalyst for art through facilitating collaboration through an international artistsâ€™ exchange, and initiating and managing local community mural art outreach.
This is Africa (TIA) is a forum for Africans, by Africans, to reclaim our identity, our heritage and our continentâ€™s rightful political, economic and cultural position in the globalised world and in the global consciousness.
The Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) was founded by Karoo author and photographer, Jonathan Deal in February 2011. In March of 2011, TKAG was strengthened by the addition of Lewis Gordon Pugh â€“ internationally renowned environmental campaigner and swimmer.
The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town (a 11/2 hour drive), and is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains that date to the terminal Miocene/early Pliocene (circa 5.2 million years ago).
The Council of Military Veteransâ€™ Organisations (CMVO) is a voluntary association of military veteransâ€™ organizations with similar objectives. The Council, established on 24 August 1976, acts as a co-ordinating body to promote mutual co-operation between its members. Its primary aim is to â€œspeak with one voiceâ€ on veteransâ€™ affairs.
Fine and interesting examples of paintings and decorative arts of special relevance to the Cape are to be found in the William Fehr Collection. Contained in the collection is a wealth of historical information concerning the peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa. It is one of the most important public collections of artefacts of the period.
Bertram House, situated at the top of Government Avenue in the centre of Cape Town, reopened its doors to the public on 9 December 2010 after extensive renovations. This house is the only remaining example of the English Georgian-style red brick houses that were once common in Cape Town. It was built c. 1839 by the English immigrant and notary, John Barker, who named it in memory of his first wife, Ann Bertram Findlay.
The South African National Gallery is the national art gallery of South Africa located in Cape Town. Its collection consists largely of Dutch, French and British works from the 17th to the 19th century. This includes lithographs, etchings and some early 20th-century British paintings. Contemporary art work displayed in the gallery is selected from many of South Africa’s communities and the gallery houses an authoritative collection of sculpture and beadwork.
The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by people 120 000 years ago, traditional clothes from the last century, and T-shirts printed yesterday.
n May 2010 National Mutual Building on Church Square, was handed back to Iziko following a significant renovation and extension programme. The event also marked the renaming of the building as the Iziko Social History Centre.
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries â€“ Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum â€“ reflect the long and rich history of the building.
Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777â€“1778.
The Cape Town Planetarium which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe.
The Michaelis Collection is situated in the hub of Cape Town on Greenmarket Square, and is housed in the former City Hall (the Old Town House), which was built in 1755 in the Cape Rococo style.
The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.
The Koopmans-De Wet House-museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.
The farm, Groot Constantia, dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel â€“ thus making it one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Its Orientation Centre in the Jonkershuis complex uses panel, object and archaeological displays to give an overview of Groot Constantia from the past to present, including slavery on the estate.
The Bo-Kaap Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family.
The Stellenbosch Village Museum currently comprises of four houses of historical interest and their gardens. Each of these beautiful homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch.
The V.O.C Kruithuis is unique in South Africa as it is the only remaining powder magazine in the country dating from the days of the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C) and it can almost be said to have become a symbol of this town’s rich and varied architectural heritage.
The Josephine Mill Museum is the darling of the Cape Town Historical Society which was bequeathed the building by its heir, Myra East, in 1975.
At the time, the Mill was in a sad state of disrepair. Abandoned in the latter half of the 1930Â¡Â¯s, much of the building had lain exposed to the elements for decades. A few records hinting at its construction and workings during its illustrious years of operation Â¨C between 1840 when it was built, and 1863 when its machinery fell silent Â¨C inspired the society to attempt its renovation and reconstruction.
It took 13 years and generous donations to complete the restoration project, but by 1988 the fine iron waterwheel was turning once again supplying the surrounding community with freshly milled, stone ground flour, just as it had done, for so many years before.
The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum is 40 kilometres (30 miles) outside Cape Town. It is a memorial to the system of migrant labour, single sex hostels and the control of black workers through the identity document which controlled the lives of black South Africans under apartheidâ€” the infamous pass book.
The Cape Medical Museum provides a captivating glimpse into the history of Western and traditional medicine in the Western Cape. The building in which the museum is housed was built in 1902. It was once the private residence of the Medical Superintendent of the now defunct City Hospital for Infectious Diseases.
The Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC) advances an awareness and activism about human rights through the documentation and disseminating oral histories through a variety of media forms and social interventions.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South AfricaÂ´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South AfricaÂ´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead.
iAfrika Photos was established in 1996, and operates independently for two years before combining resources with the Cape Photo Library. In 1998, the two agencies staffing and premises in order to provide clients with seamless, integrated access to a wider range of (photographic) material.
The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) was established in 1913, the same year the now world famous Kirstenbosch Garden was started. The land for the garden, which was left to the nation by Cecil John Rhodes, was allocated for the development of a botanical garden by the South African government on condition that an appropriate organization from civil society was formed to assist with the venture.
The association, the Stellenbosch Heemkring, was founded in 1968 from the desire of a group of dedicated residents to preserve, especially through word, image and sound material, the cultural heritage of their town and district, the â€œheemâ€ Stellenbosch and to bring this material together in an archive for preservation and release. Since then the Heemkring has gone from strength to strength and is still a vibrant organization with a passion for preservation.
The African Arts Instituteâ€™s (AFAI) vision is for a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable African creative sector that contributes to development, human rights and democracy on the continent, and projects African aesthetics and intellectual content into the international arena.
Gugulective is a collective of artists who share a common set of interests around the position of the contemporary arts in an urban township context.
The University of Cape Townâ€™s Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) facilitates new collaborative and inter-disciplinary creative research projects in the disciplines of Music, Dance, Fine Art, Drama, Creative Writing, Film and Media Studies.
After operating as an independent project space for six years, Blank Projects made the transition to a commercial gallery in 2012.
Founded by Jonathan Garnham, and run by a small team passionate about promoting contemporary South African art, the Blankâ€™s programme has always highlighted new practices by a broad range of young artists from South Africa and elsewhere.
34FineArt features a variety of works in various media by established South African artists including William Kentridge, Norman Catherine, Noria Mabasa, Willie Bester, Esther Mahlangu, as well as a selection of new young talent such as Asha Zero, Matthew Hindley and Peter Eastman.
South African art is complemented by a selection of works by internationally acclaimed artists, including Marlene Dumas and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
The Photographers Gallery za & ErdmannContemporary was launched by Heidi Erdmann in 2001 in Cape Town. to promote contemporary comic art. In addition to comic art the gallery also represents a small and select group of painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers. Erdmann Contemporary has working relationships with several European based galleries.
The JoÃ£o Ferreira Gallery was established in Cape Town in 1998 by art dealer JoÃ£o Ferreira. The Gallery aims to cultivate critical appreciation and stimulating discussion around visual art by regularly hosting new shows of work by contemporary artists.
AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of a community of volunteers who, once a year, gather in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance! For those that have been no explanation is necessary, for those that havenâ€™t none is possible.
The Museum of Design, Innovation, Leadership and Art (MoDILA)-project was established in response to the need for an international scale, continuous flagship cultural event space with an African focus and to locate Cape Town as a global hub for design and innovation and societal leadership studies.
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Archive is an online website which contains all our students’ essays from previous years at AIMS. Please browse the links in the column to the left or search for an essay using the search form above.
The Van Riebeeck Society was founded in 1918 with the purpose of making primary sources available in a readable and enjoyable form to anyone interested in Southern African history.
ICOMOS-SA is an affiliate of ICOMOS International, and they are concerned with furthering the conservation, protection and rehabilitation of heritage resources in South Africa as well as liaison and co-operation between individuals and organizations working in the field both nationally and internationally.
Creative Cape Town is a programme of the Cape Town Partnership, a collaboration between public and private sectors working together to develop, promote and manage Cape Town city. Creative Cape Town was started in 2006 with the input of more than 30 specialists working in and for creative and cultural industries.
The Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI) was set up in 2001 to promote and grow craft as an economic sector in the Western Cape province of South Africa. A not-for-profit company, the CCDI is a joint initiative of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
The Worcester Museum is a cultural history museum with a strong focus on agriculture. The collections emphasise the Cape colonial history with agricultural implements, wagons, furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles and metal.
The Wellington Museum, situated in the winelands of the western Cape, 45 minutes from Cape Town, features not only the cultures of various African ethnic groups but also prides itself in having ties with countries as far afield as America, England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands.
The Toy and Miniature Museum in Stellenbosch houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, antique dolls, cars, cuddly toys and many others. A highlight of the toy displayed is an very detailed and life-like miniature of South Africa ‘s famous Blue train - the only one of its kind in Africa. The train travels from a miniature version of Stellenbosch through the Cape Winelands and the mountains to the Karoo where it passes Matjiesfontein before it returns back to Stellenbosch.
The Cape Town Partnership was formed in 1999 as a non-profit (Section 21) organisation to mobilise and align public, private and social resources towards the urban regeneration of Cape Townâ€™s Central City. It was initiated by the City of Cape Town, the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and the Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, among others.
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Simonâ€™s Town Museum is housed in “The Residency” which was built in 1777 as the winter residence for the Dutch East India Company Governor at the Cape.
The Sanlam archive was established in 1977 with relevant historical documents of Sanlam, now housing 300 linear metres of documents produced by the firm and filials. The archives also houses a museum section of pictures, books, trophies, machinery and computer parts.
The Zamani Project attempts to capture the spatial domain of heritage, with a current focus on African heritage, by accurately recording its physical and architectural nature and dimensions.
The Zamani Project was initiated in 2004 in the Geomatics Division of the University of Cape Town and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2004 until 2012. Presently the project is funded through the independent â€œZamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust”, which was established by the Philanthropist and UCT Alumni, Duncan Saville.
Druids Lodge was declared a National Monument in 1977 and with the Municipality’s consent the small museum collection so far gathered together was housed here and the official opening took place on 7’1’ of June 1977. The severe floods that ravaged the area in 1981 caused extensive damage to the building and the contents of the house were removed and stored in the then recently completed annex. The house was restored in 1984 and the museum was finally and fittingly re-opened in 1985 by Dr Frank Bradlow the historian, writer and authority on early South African artists, particularly Thomas Bowler and Thomas Bains.
The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum in Tulbagh is home to three buildings on the historic Church Street.
The archive was founded in 1987 for the purpose of keeping documents pertaining to Old Mutualâ€™s business which would be of use in the future planning as well as of interest historically.
The preservation of records was consciously started at the turn of the 18th century when Superintendent Hennig (1891 â€“ 1903) of the Moravian Mission Society in South Africa started to sort and arrange the various records and preserved them in two specially made yellow wood â€œkistsâ€. This was continued by a residential minister, L.R. Schmidt, at Genadendal from 1930 until his retirement in 1948. The collection included well kept diaries, maps, correspondence and other evidential records and manuscripts. The two â€œkistsâ€ with its valuable treasure was buried in the garden of the manse during the Anglo-Boer (South African) war.
In 1965 a fireproof strong room was erected in the â€œoffice blockâ€ on the â€œwerfâ€ of Genadendal. The Archives were transferred to the strong room and arranged according to accepted archival principles at that time. In 1979 the Moravian Theological Centre was erected in Heideveld, Cape Town, which included a fireproof srong room to house the Moravian archives.
Then in 1981, the archives was transferred to the strong room in Cape Town. The Moravian Archives was never professionally arranged and the holdings became a bit congested. The archives for the period 1949 â€“ 1998 are in the process of being professionally arranged and described.
The Moravian Archives has a differential usership with a sporadic pattern. Researchers, Academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students of tertiary institutions such as the University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, University Stellenbosch, UNISA and Technikons around Cape Town make use of the Moravian records. The secondary group are mostly people building family trees or people who want to ascertain the correctness of their day of birth.
The three beautiful historical buildings Joubert House, Old Mission Church and the KWV Building Complex that comprise the Montagu Museum from an integral part of the architectural heritage of Montagu and Long Street in particular.
The library of Parliament is a special library, which seeks to fulfil the information needs and requirement of Members of Parliament, Ministers and Parliamentary staff by providing unbiased relevant information and publications. The Library is a legal deposit library, meaning that it is entitled to claim a copy of every publication in printed and electronic form published in South Africa.
The J.S Gericke Library was established 1970 to house DF Malan and NP van Wyk Louw collections donated to the University of Stellenbosch, as well as other original documents and papers in the libraryâ€™s possession. More than 320 collections have since been added, with most of these having strong ties with the Western Cape, and with the town and University of Stellenbosch.
The Huguenot Memorial Museum was proclaimed in 1960, but the main building was erected in 1967 after the style of the mansion, Saasveld, which had been situated in Kloof Street, Cape Town. The museum collects material that relates to the Huguenot history. Collections include Bibles, family histories, furniture, porcelain, photographs, paintings, etc.
The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) was launched on 17 June 2007 in Cape Town. The SABDC is the representative body of the South African Book Sector, its members include all key stakeholders in the book value chain.
The most comprehensive archival repository for the Dutch Reformed Church can be found at the Church Archives (Kerkargief) in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The Drostdy Museumâ€™s objective is to promote the use of the Museum Library and archival collections by researchers and students from tertiary institutions in South Africa, scholars from local schools and members of the public of Swellendam. The collection was started in 1938 by a member of the Drostdy Commission, later to become the Drostdy Museum.
The Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS), at the Stellenbosch University Music Library, has its origins in the work and interests of staff and students at the Department of Music at Stellenbosch University. Due to the efforts of Dr. Stephanus Muller, and funding provided by the Stellenbosch University and external donors, DOMUS was formally established in August 2005, and has ever since been able to start processing an already existing body of collections, donated to the Stellenbosch University Music Library and Department.
The theme of the Castle Military Museum is Cape military history. This is portrayed in the museumâ€™s displays. The museum was developed from a nucleus of its predecessor the Military and Maritime museum at the Castle. The latter was established c1963.
The Afrikaans Language Museum was inaugurated on the 14th of August 1975. Initially the collections of the Museum focused mainly on the role the Association of True Afrikaners (ATA) played in the official recognition of Afrikaans, but in recent years more attention has been paid to the development of Afrikaans, its diverse roots and the diversity of its expressions in various parts of the population.
In 1876 the Cape government appointed a commission whose most important task was to collect, examine, classify and index the archives of the Colony. In 1879 Dr George McCall Theal was charged with the part-time supervision over the archives. In January 1881 he was succeeded by the Rev HCV Leibbrandt. All colonial archives dating before 1806 were transferred to the Government Public Library.
From 1886 the archives were housed in fireproof rooms in the basement of the Parliament. Leibbrandt devoted much of his time to the binding of documents and the publication of his well-known PrÃ©cis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope. In 1908 Leibbrandt retired and his post was not refilled. In 1909 a commission was appointed â€œto have the custody on behalf of the Colonial Government of the Archivesâ€. Two officials were appointed to arrange and inventorize the archives after office hours. Mr CG Botha was transferred to the Cape Archives as chief in 1912 and the commission held its last meeting in February 1913.
As a result of the re-organization of the archives service in 1919, the Cape Archives became an integral part of the SA government archives administration. From 1934-1989 the Cape Archives occupied the building of the University of South Africa in Queen Victoria Street. At the end of 1989 the Cape Archives moved to its present location, a custom-designed building in Roeland Street and subsequently assumed the name Cape Town Archives Repository.
The Cape Tercentenary Foundation came into being with the following mission in mind: to preserve, promote and encourage literature, the visual and performing arts, and the natural and cultural environment in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces.
The Velddrif Heritage Foundation is affiliated to HeritageSA, the largest and oldest heritage body in South Africa. It promotes the preservation agenda in Velddrif and surrounding areas.
The Prince Albert Heritage Association actively lobbies for the preservation of heritage resources in and around this historic town. The association is an affiliated branch of Heritage South Africa, the oldest and largest group involved in heritage preservation in the country.
The Redford Conservancy aims to ensure the conservation and restoration of the environment, its flora, fauna and any special architectural, cultural and geological features within itâ€™s defined area, for the best interests of all residents and for future generations. In order to fulfill this aim, consultation and co-operative integrated planning and action shall be facilitated.
The members of the Huguenot Society of South Africa endeavours to preserve and promote the Huguenot heritage in South Africa through various activities, and undertake research into the history and genealogy of Huguenot families in South Africa.
The South African Air Force Museum (SAAF Museum) at Swartkop is the largest military aviation museum in South Africa. The museum uses both chronological and subjective layouts to tell the exciting story of aviation development from the days of the Paterson Aviation School at Kimberley to modern-day jets. Exhibits include a variety of aircraft and missiles, as well as family-orientated and historically interesting aeronautical displays. All exhibits and displays are well identified to permit touring without guides. Photography is encouraged, although flash equipment will be required for most of the interior shots.
The SA Naval Museum is a part of the South African Navy and is staffed by Naval Personnel and civilian volunteers. The Museum is supported, both financially and materially, by the South African Naval Heritage Trust and its Society.
The South African Naval Heritage Trust is a registered Trust that was formed, together with its Society, with the mission to preserve and publicize South Africaâ€™s Naval Heritage. The SAN Heritage Society is open to all who are committed to its mission.
The SA Navy Museum is housed in, and around, the original Dockyard Magazine/Storehouse (1743/44) which, from 1810 when the Royal Navy moved its headquarters from Cape Town to Simonâ€™s Town, was extended to become the three-storey building it is today.
The South African Cannon Association (SACA) is all about preserving the muzzle loading cannon heritage of South Africa as a hobby - no fees or business meetings - only good, legal fun.
The Van Plettenberg Historical Society was established in 1980. A non-profit organization, it has staged some 175 talks over the last 30 years. Subjects have ranged largely over the fascinating local history (and pre-history) of the area, from the last Ice Age to the comparatively recent past.
The Knysna Historical Society has its roots in the Friends of Millwood House, an association founded in the early 1970â€™s, to preserve and protect historical records and artifacts of old Knysna. The Historical Society was formally established in 1993 when the Millwood House Museum was handed over into the care of the Knysna Municipality.
The Simon van der Stel Foundation is a conservation body which strives to preserve our architectural heritage. This comprises buildings and other structures of historical importance.
The Outeniqua Historical Society / Outeniekwa Geskiedenis Vereniging promotes historical awareness and appreciation of the Southern Cape including the Little Karoo. The society organises outings (usually on a Sunday) to places of historical interest.
Military Burials In South Africa Archive Project (MIBISA) is a non-profit, voluntary association, that was set up for the sole purpose of the locating, identifying, photographing and archiving of ALL burials in South Africa that are associated with ANY Military related conflict.
The South African Archaeological Society, also known as ArchSoc, is a registered non-profit organisation. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in archaeology. The Society promotes archaeological research in southern Africa and makes the results available to its members and the public through lectures, outings, tours and publications.
Cape Archaeological Survey cc (CAS) specialises in large infrastructure projects but also offers a comprehensive range of archaeological services to a broad spectrum of clients in the private and public sector, in historical, forensic archaeology, graphics and post-excavation analysis.
The South African Museums Association (SAMA) has a proud tradition of offering South African Museums and those interested in them opportunities to participate in the development of the sector by contributing to the activities of the association.
Through the South African Heritage Resources Information System, SAHRA is able to provide a heritage management tool to all heritage bodies and custodians of heritage, as well as to local planning authorities and provincial heritage resources authorities.
The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) has replaced the National Monuments Council (NMC), and is a statutory organisation established under the National Heritage Resources Act, No 25 of 1999, as the national administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africaâ€™s cultural heritage. The Act follows the principle that heritage resources should be managed by the levels of government closest to the community. These local and provincial authorities will manage heritage resources as part of their planning process.
The Drakenstein Heemkring‘s vision is to collect and preserve documents, books, visual and oral records, and to some extent artifacts that are specific to Paarl and the Drakenstein Valley.
The British Concentration Camps of the South African War, 1900-1902 database is a University of Cape Town initiative is an ongoing project and a number of registers have yet to be completed. Because of the complexity of the sources, most of them produced under wartime conditions, and the incomplete nature of the project, the database does contain duplicates and inconsistencies.
The F.W De Klerk Foundation promotes and preserves F.W de Klerkâ€™s presidential heritage by supporting the causes for which he worked during his presidency. The foundation is consequently home to numerous documents relating to Pres. De Klerk. These include significant speeches, statements, press releases , and an photo archive.
The New Church Museum is owned by Piet Viljoen, and is the first privately owned contemporary art museum in South Africa. It has been set up to exhibit Viljoenâ€™s private collection of contemporary South African (and African) art.
Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa. Its focus is on artists â€” from South Africa, the greater African Continent, and other countries â€” who engage in a dialogue with the African context.
One of South Africa’s leading artists, Irma Stern (1894-1966) achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. To honour her, her home, situated near UCT’s Lower Campus in Rosebank, Cape Town, was transformed into the Irma Stern Museum in 1971 and houses a comprehensive collection of the artist’s work, as well as her private collection of antique furniture and African art.
The Delaire Graff Estate is one of the most aesthetically interesting contemporary art destinations in the world. The personally curated collection has been a lifelong passion of Laurence Graff, who continues to discover promising South African artists.