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.

Sorted by Date / Title

Lutheran Theological Institute (LTI) Archives

The Lutheran Theological Institute (LTI) Archives is a unique collection of archivalia pertaining to its denominational history.

South African Genealogy

The “South African Genealogy” a website dedicated to helping you find your South African ancestors.  Here you will find lists of passengers arriving or departing the port of Cape Town mostly during the 1800’s, books and CDs of colonial records and local history,  links to specialist South African and International genealogical websites and more….all aimed at making your South African Family History research a little easier.

Amabatha Heritage Society (AHS)

The Amabatha Heritage Society (AHS) a Heritage Organisation which which was formed to preserve the history, customs and heritage of the Mbatha Clan. We then expanded our scope to include the whole of the Nguni Nations.

The Griqua Royal House Khoisan History

This website is to provide information about the Griqua people, their history, heritage and culture.


Wakahina is an online collaboration which keeps the African heritage, Culture & Clan surname praises.

Ridge Junior Primary School Archives and Records

Ridge Junior Primary School was founded in 1967 when the junior primary section became too big to remain part of Pelham Primary School. The school moved to the house of the Lawrence family in Ridge Road. Mrs M. Schoeman, the founding principal and a parent committee, decided on the name, colours and badge of the school. The current school building was built in 1969. Eleven years later Mrs R. Weideman was appointed as the second principal and a third wing of classrooms was built. Mrs M. van Niekerk became principal in 1986 and redesigned the school badge to include laurels and the motto “Semper ad optima” – We strive for the best. She also wrote the school song. The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1992. The media centre was opened in 1993.

Scottsville Primary School Archives and Records

Scottsville Primary School is a co-educational day school, extending from Grade RR to Grade 7. The school is divided into three main sections: Gardens Preprimary, Junior Primary and Senior Primary.

The Gardens Preprimary, Junior Primary and Senior Primary areas are colourful, exciting and stimulating environments for the small and growing children of the school.

Voortrekker High School Pietermaritzburg Archives and Records

Voortrekker High School is a public co-education Afrikaans medium High School situated in Cordwalles Road, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Voortrekker High School was founded in 1927 and is the oldest Afrikaans High School in KwaZulu-Natal. From January 1992, Voortrekker is the only Afrikaans medium school in Pietermaritzburg. It is rich in tradition with high standards in academics, sport and cultural activities.


Athlone Park Primary School Archives and Records

Athlone Park Primary School opened in 1970 to cater for the growing Athlone Park community. One hundred and eighty-one pupils joined the principal, Mr Charles Whitfield, his deputy, Mr Keith Collier, 7 teachers and 2 cleaners on the first day of school, January 20 1970.  Mr Whitfield served until his death in 1973 and was succeeded by Mr Keith Collier, who stayed until his retirement in June 1987.  The present principal, Mr Geoff Grenfell, then took up the position.


Pelham Senior Primary School Archives and Records

The school that was destined to become Pelham Senior Primary School was originally advertised as the Christie Road School — Christieweg Skool. It was scheduled to open on the 25th January 1956. The principal appointed was Mr. G.H. Scott.

Cowan House Co-Educational Preparatory School Archives and Records

Cowan House was founded, as a private venture, in 1948, by David and Joy Black in Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg. It was a boys only school. The number of pupils grew to up to 12 by the end of its first year, to 36 in 1948, and by the end of 1950 enrolment had increased to nearly 50. When the area was rezoned, the school purchased a 10 acre property in Hilton, and reopened in 1965.

National Research Fund (NRF) of South Africa

The NRF was established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the former Foundation for Research Development (FRD) that included several National Research Facilities.

Tombouctou Manuscripts Project

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.


Sunday Times Heritage Project

The Sunday Times Heritage Project aims to inspire the public to think about the diverse past in new, imaginative ways. To unlock memory - collective, local, personal - and give it a home in the present through public ‘story art’ which stirs curiosity, emotion and pride in a burgeoning national identity.

South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI)

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.

Genealogical Institute of South Africa (GISA)

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.

Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTHS)

The Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTHS) have been helping fellow comrades in need since 1927. There are various tiers within the organisation and by using the navigation of this website, one will be able to navigate and gain knowledge of the Order.

Hermannsburg Museum

Hermannsburg lies between Greytown and Kranskop on the R74. It is situated in an extremely picturesque area of mountains, valleys and next to the Hlimbitwa River.

Hermannsburg became the base, where the Lutheran missionaries, sent out from Germany by Pastor Louis Harms, learnt the Zulu language before they departed for the appointed mission stations.

Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI)

The Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) is an independent research institute based in Johannesburg. Established in May 2010, the Institute brings theoretically-informed social science research into the service of answering some of the major questions facing the public sector.

PARI approaches this from two angles: 1) analyses of the organisational dynamics of the public sector and 2) research into social change, citizenship and governance.

Fractal: Contemporary Arts Forum

Fractal is an ad hoc committee of the Friends of Oliewenhuis Art Museum, consisting of 3 – 10 executive members. It originated as a result of younger artists finding it increasingly difficult to make a living from the arts. The idea developed to try to promote the arts among the young people of Bloemfontein, and to involve them in productions, workshops and exhibitions.

One of our aims is to educate the general public and thus awake in them the desire to preserve our national art museums. A love among the people for art is an investment for art in the future. In the process members are also gained for the Friends of Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

Ithuba Arts Fund

The Ithuba Arts Fund launches upcoming artists into the professional world of visual arts. It provides an opportunity for new faces and new work in Johannesburg to be supported, developed, promoted and finally showcased in a group exhibition with Ithuba providing financial, marketing and logistical support. Artists are selected based on a call for submissions each year.

In 2012, Ithuba opened a new gallery at 100 Juta Str in Braamfontein, where work by past, current and future Ithuba artists is shown. The space hopes to be an accessible resource for emerging artists in the city.

/A Word Of Art (/AWOA)

/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 artists’ exchange, and initiating and managing local community mural art outreach.

Amafa / Heritage

Amafa / Heritage KwaZulu Natal is the provincial heritage conservation agency for KwaZulu Natal. Amafa was established as a statutory body in terms of the KZN Heritage Act of 1997, replaced by the KZN Heritage Act of 2008.

This is Africa (TIA)

This is Africa (TIA) is a forum for Africans, by Africans, to reclaim our identity, our heritage and our continent’s rightful political, economic and cultural position in the globalised world and in the global consciousness.

Association of Library Collections and Technical Services

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). This division strives to be the premier authority within librarianship in the areas of technical services (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, and continuing resources), collection management and development, and preservation and reformatting.

Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG)

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 – internationally renowned environmental campaigner and swimmer.

Yeoville Bellevue Community Development Trust (YBCDT)

The Yeoville Bellevue Community Development Trust (YBCDT) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation, registered as a Trust with the Master of the High Court. The nature of the YBCDT’s work is such that (at present) we rely completely on funding from government, corporates or funding agencies. YBCDT have kept going the last three years with income from government and from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). This applies to our operational costs (which are not high – we run a very modest office) and our project costs for the Africa Week Festival, Yeovue News etc. However, these sources of funding are not as easily available and so we are looking at other options for financial support.

National Forum for the Law Enforcement of Heritage Related Matters (NALEH)

The National Forum for the Law Enforcement of Heritage Related Matters (NALEH) is a forum that brings together the arts & culture and law enforcement sectors to fight cultural crime. The NALEH Committee consist of representatives of both the public and private sector with an interest in fighting cultural crime. This includes representatives from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI) of the SAPS, SA Customs Administration, the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), Interpol, the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), the National Heritage Council (NHC), the South African Museums Association (SAMA) and the South African National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-SA). NALEH has no secretariat and depends on the support of the constitutive organisations.

African Conservation Trust (ACT)

The African Conservation Trust (ACT) is a 13-year old, legally constituted non-profit organization with a growing reputation for its innovative efforts to conserve South Africa’s natural resources, environment and heritage.

British Pathé

British Pathé is one of the oldest media companies in the world. Their roots lie in 1890s Paris where their founder, Charles Pathé, pioneered the development of the moving image.

Botanical Research And Herbarium Management System (BRAHMS)

The Botanical Research And Herbarium Management System (BRAHMS) is a flexible database management system for botanical researchers and herbaria. Developed at Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, it provides wide-ranging and innovative functionality to gather, edit, analyse and publish botanical data, optimizing its use for the widest possible range of curation services and research outputs.

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)

Founded in 1940, the society now has more than 2,300 members representing professionals, students, artists, preparators, and others interested in Vertebrate Paleontology (VP). The society is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes.

South African Society for Amateur Palaeontologists (SASAP)

The South African Society for Amateur Palaeontologists (SASAP) was founded to act as a forum for the many people who are interested in fossils and evolution, something which the media and other scientific societies do not fully provide for.

Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA)

The Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) was founded in 1979, and is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. The object of the Society is to advance the science of palaeontology in Southern Africa, to serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the study of evolution, comparative anatomy and taxonomy. The Society is particularly concerned with the conservation and preservation of fossil sites and the promotion of heritage awareness.

Institute for Human Evolution (IHE)

The Institute for Human Evolution (IHE) aims to be at the cutting edge of palaeoanthropological research; the IHE function aims to promote South Africa’s heritage to a wider audience; to stimulate a new generation of scientists with an interest in human evolution; and to contribute to the development of young researchers especially from previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa, through outreach programmes at university, school and community level.

Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST)

In 1994, at the same time that South Africa as a democracy was born, the world-famous Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa was on the verge of being shut down due to lack of funding and resources.  Local land-owners and fossil lovers rallied together to establish the Palaeontological Scientific Trust or PAST – a non-profit trust that would be dedicated to preserving Africa’s rich fossil heritage, and promoting ongoing scientific research in the region.

Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research (BPI)

The Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research (BPI) is part of the School of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Museums Online South Africa (MOSA)

Museums Online South Africa (MOSA)™ is an established and dynamic heritage portal recognised both nationally and internationally. It is run by an Association that maintains and develops this portal dedicated to art, science, culture and technology.

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

Situated in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) is an internationally recognised centre for the study of aquatic biodiversity.

SAIAB’s science focuses on the full spectrum of aquatic environments: from marine offshore to continental freshwater catchments. Research covers ecology and conservation biology that links biodiversity at molecular and organism levels with the environment and genetic and species diversity.

South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA)

The South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA) is a national organisation which unites military veterans’ organisations; whose members have experienced the sufferings of conflict and war, and whose forces fought side by side or faced each other in combat, and want to contribute to the maintenance of a democratic and united South Africa established in terms of and based on the principles of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

Department of Military Veterans (DMV)

The initiative of establishing the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) forms part of government’s commitment to support and recognise Military Veterans for their contribution to bring about the realisation of a peaceful, democratic and prosperous South Africa.

Council of Military Veterans' Organisations of South Africa (CMVO)

The Council of Military Veterans’ Organisations (CMVO) is a voluntary association of military veterans’ 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 “speak with one voice” on veterans’ affairs.

Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO)

Since 1961, the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has been South Africa’s music rights champion. They protect the rights of composers and authors (music creators) both locally and internationally. Collecting licence fees from music users – television broadcasters, radio stations, in-store radio stations, pubs, clubs, retailers, restaurants and all other businesses that broadcast, use or play music.

Lady Grey Arts Academy

The Lady Grey Arts Academy is a specialised school where young people are developed in the arts. Founded in 1996, the Academy’s boundaries soon expanded to welcome pupils from all backgrounds and cultures - the Academy is indeed a true reflection of the South African “Rainbow Nation”.

Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa (BAASA)

The Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa (BAASA) promotes public awareness of botanical art by organising exhibitions around the country, using a variety of institutions, including botanical gardens, private and public galleries etc.

BAASA hopes to establish close ties with similar organisations in other countries, to exchange ideas and promote Southern African botanical art. Contact will also enable the Association to host visiting overseas artists.


South African Antique Dealers' Association (SAADA)

The South African Antique Dealers’ Association (SAADA) was established in 1963 to promote the interests of the dealers, give clients peace of mind and encourage high standards of ethics. In today’s modern world this history and tradition ensures that you receive accurate and authentic information on every purchase, including a written guarantee upon request.

South African Network for Arts Therapies Organisation (SANATO)

The South African Network for Arts Therapies Organisation (SANATO) is an umbrella body that provides a link between all the arts therapies by providing workshops and seminars for Professional Continuing Education. Workshops and seminars are offered for registered Arts Therapists as well as for interested health professionals, organisations and individuals.

South African National Community Theatre Association (SANCTA)

The South African National Community Theatre Association (SANCTA) is a community association whose objective it is to raise the quality, status and profile of the community performing arts in order to make them viable once again and regain their place in the cultural life of communities. SANCTA sets about to achieve its objectives by running fully adjudicated regional festivals culminating in an annual Festival.

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) promotes mutually beneficial, equitable and sustainable business-arts partnerships for the benefit of the whole of society. They do this through research and seminars that examine the arts-business relationships.

BASA provides a bespoke service to businesses, and celebrates successful business-arts partnerships – all with the aim of ensuring the relevance and sustainability of the arts in South Africa.

National School of the Arts (NSA)

Art, Dance, Drama and Music are the four gates of admission to this prestigious full-time high school on the ridge in Braamfontein, South Africa. The school is situated in Johannesburg’s cultural arch, with its back to inner Johannesburg and facing the warmth and space to the north.

Culinary Arts Association of South Africa (CAASA)

The Culinary Arts Association of South Africa (CAASA), formed in 2008, is driven by passionate professionals in order to create and enhance a greater awareness of indigenous foods and cultures in Southern Africa and beyond.

National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS)

The National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS) was established in 1981 on the basis of the former Xhosa Literature Centre, attached to the then Faculty of Arts, University of Fort Hare. The objective of the centre was to accumulate, document and preserve oral and written literary material pertinent to the Xhosa Language with the purpose of making it accessible to various researchers and the public.

IsiXhosa National Lexicography Unit (Formerly Xhosa Dictionary Project)

The IsiXhosa National Lexicography Unit (Formerly known as the Xhosa Dictionary Project) is a culmination of a project of the University of Fort Hare which started in 1968, under the late Prof W H Pahl, as its first Director and Editor-in-Chief.


FedFlix, is a joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and Public.Resource.Org. Here we feature the best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.

African Language Materials Archive (ALMA)

The African Language Materials Archive, or ALMA, is a multi-partner project focusing on the promotion and documentation of literature and literacy in the languages of Africa. It further serves to assist African language authors and publishers in publicizing and distributing their work.

National Heritage Council (NHC) South Africa

The National Heritage Council of South Africa is a statutory body that is responsible for the preservation of the country’s heritage. Since its existence on 26 February 2004 it has managed to place heritage as a priority for nation building and national identity.

South African National Heritage Trust (SANHT)

The National Heritage Trust for South Africa (SANHT) is an initiative being driven by The Conservation Trust, a non-profit organisation based in Johannesburg. It focuses on heritage conservation initiatives in the Parktown Ridge Heritage area. However, spurred by the many unsustained efforts to protect valuable heritage assets in South Africa, the Trustees agreed to explore the possibility of establishing a National Heritage Trust for South Africa which would have as its overall objective the protection, preservation and conservation of heritage assets in the country.

Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA)

The Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA) is a product of the post-1994 political transformation and a baby of the Department of Arts and Culture. The seed that brought about the birth of OHASA was planted in 1999 when the then Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST) was mandated by Cabinet to conceptualise and spearhead the National Oral History Programme (NOHP) for South Africa.

OHASA’s primary objective is to promote and facilitate the recording, preservation, access, popularisation and study of oral history in South Africa. This includes poetry, music, oral praise, oral performance and oral tradition.

Human Rights Media Centre (HRMC)

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.

Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) / Afrikaans Language and Culture Association

Die Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) is in 1930 in Kaapstad deur twaalf mense gestig as ’n organisasie waar mense die lekkerte van Afrikaans-wees met mekaar kon deel. Vandag is dit dié Afrikaanse kultuurtuiste met ongeveer 70 000 hooflede en 30 kultuurprojekte per jaar wat bykans 55 000 inskrywings genereer en meer as 220 000 mense regstreeks betrek! Ook op sakegebied het die ATKV vooruitgang gemaak met sewe asemrowende vakansieoorde oor die lengte en breedte in die mooiste dele van Suid-Afrika.


The Afrikaans Language and Culture Association (Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging), ATKV, is a society that aims to promote the Afrikaans language and culture. The association was founded in 1930 in Cape Town. Since its inception and up to the end of Apartheid in 1994, membership was only open to members of the Afrikaner Christian community. Membership was opened to include people of all ethnicities, sharing the same values as the ATKV (i.e. speaking Afrikaans and belonging to the Christian faith).

African Artists Foundation (AAF)

The African Artists Foundation (AAF) was founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2007, and aims to encourage the highest standard of art in Africa. African Artists’ Foundation serves a significant role in art and academic communities through organizing art exhibitions, festivals, competitions, residencies, and workshops with the aim of unearthing and developing talent, creating societal awareness, and providing a platform to express creativity.

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead.

Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a regional membership-based and donor-supported research and capacity-building organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and interaction between researchers and policy-makers in Eastern and Southern Africa with a view to enhancing the impact of research on policy-making and development planning. Its headquarter is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. They are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 186 member states.

Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture.

International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU)

The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) is an international educational charity which works under the Patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales to promote traditional architecture, urbanism and crafts.

iAfrika Photos

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.

Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc)

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.

Natal Society Foundation and Special Collections

Founded in Pietermaritzburg in 1851, the Natal Society has served the scientific and literary interests of the community of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, for more than 160 years. It founded a museum (now a leading national institution) and the largest privately-owned library system in the country (now run by the city’s Msunduzi Municipality).

Stellenbosch Heemkring

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 “heem” 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.

African Arts Institute (AFAI)

The African Arts Institute’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.

Artists’ Books in South Africa

The website, Artists’ Books in South Africa, explores research, practice, production, collecting and documenting of artists’ books in South Africa.

NIROX Foundation

NIROX was established in 2007 and is a private foundation set in 15 hectares of an extensive nature reserve in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. NIROX is comprised of an international artists’ residency programme, a local artists’ accommodation programme, a sculpture park and related function facilities.


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.

Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art (SLICA)

The Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art (SLICA) was founded on 1 April 2011 and developed as an extension of Sober & Lonely’s artistic practice to create a platform of sharing and engagement between like-minded people and organisations.

Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art (SLICA) is a mobile platform, and hosts various events, suburban residencies, talks and exhibitions at different locations in Johannesburg, South Africa and the world.

Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA)

The University of Cape Town’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.


Dala (‘to make/create’ in isiZulu) is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more liveable cities. Dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the production of art/architecture for social change in eThekwini (Durban).

Creative Freedom Magazine

Creative Freedom is a magazine about creative people and their projects in the arts and entertainment industry in South Africa. It profiles cool art, comic books, video games, movies, animations, television shows, studios, events and any other projects that are interesting and creative.

Ann Bryant Art Gallery

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery is housed in a double-storied Edwardian home set in an established garden in East London. Owned by the City of East London, the gallery has a collection of about 350 works and adds to it every year with funding from the City Council. There are about 60 art works exhibited at any one time. The works are occasionally loaned to other galleries.

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a national public arts exhibition that turns homes in townships into galleries and the outdoor spaces into performance districts. It currently happens annually over two days in 3 townships around the country - Alexandra in Johannesburg, Gugulethu in Cape Town and Madedeni, Newcastle in Kwazulu Natal.

Afrika Burns Creative Projects (AfrikaBurn)

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 haven’t none is possible.

Centre for Historical Reenactments (CHR)

The Centre for Historical Reenactments (CHR) aims to respond to the immediate demands of the current moment through an exploration into the historical legacies and their resonance and impact on contemporary art.

Ifa Lethu Foundation

Ifa Lethu, a nonprofit Foundation based in Tshwane, South Africa is devoted to the development and economic growth of the creative sectors in the country.

Art Map South Africa

Art Map South Africa is aimed at providing artists, curators, writers and researchers from other countries with a first point of entry into the existing infrastructure for contemporary visual arts in South Africa, as a basis for networking, creative collaboration and research. <?p>

The African Art Trust (TAAT)

The African Arts Trust (TAAT) supports a wide range of projects with an emphasis on grass roots organisations that support professional practicing artists trying to make a livelihood in the visual arts.


Assemblage is a non-profit organisation which intends for the visual arts community of Johannesburg to connect, to share ideas, information and advice and to collaborate. It provides an inclusive forum where visual art students, graduates and professionals can network.

KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA)

The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), founded 108 years ago and located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, was initially established as an informal opportunity for artists to discuss, exhibit and market their work.

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Archive

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 Archival Company

The Archival Company helps you create your digital legacy by restoring old medias into current formats you can see, share and relive.

Heritage Werks

Heritage Werks specializes in web-based access to archival collections providing cost-effective solutions for long-term digital preservation, access and use. Creating efficiencies, lowering operating costs, putting valuable content into the hands of people who can better collaborate, ideate and innovate with access to historical information.

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) aims at improving the quality of conservation practice as well as raising awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage.

Connected Histories

Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal work space.

Van Riebeeck Society

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.

Trust for African Rock Art (TARA)

The Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) is an international, Nairobi-based organisation committed to recording the rich rock art heritage of the African continent, to making this information widely accessible and, to the extent possible, safeguarding those sites most threatened by humans and nature. To achieve its mission, TARA works closely with communities where rock art is found as well as with national and international heritage bodies including the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

South African Society of Archivists (SASA)

The South African Society of Archivists (SASA) is a professional association representing those working in archives and records management in South Africa.

Policy > Action Network, South Africa (P>AN)

P>AN supports the policy community by sourcing information on social policy with the aim of contributing to rigour in policy making and greater participation in policy processes. This site contains a range of resources including case studies, policy briefs, research reports, events info and ‘how-to’ info on getting research into policy, and getting policy into action.

Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA)

OCPA, the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, is an independent pan-African non-governmental organisation aiming to enhance the development of national cultural policies in the region and their integration in human development strategies through advocacy and promoting information exchange, research, capacity building and cooperation at the regional and international level.

International Council on Monuments and Sites - South Africa (ICOMOS-SA)

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.

International Council of Museums South Africa

The South African National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-SA) was resuscitated in October 2006 and held its first AGM in October 2007, a significant event marking the first time, since the dawn of democracy in this country and the end of the cultural boycott, that South Africa has officially re-joined the international museum community.

Creative Cape Town

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.

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