Collection Management | Western Cape Government

Collection Management


Stack room management

Archives are housed in purpose built storage rooms where they are protected against fire, theft and disintegration. Members of the public are not permitted in the stack rooms.

Arrangement and description of archives

Archives are arranged and described to make them available to the public. Inventories and lists are compiled to serve as finding aids in the reading room.

Digitising archives

Digitising archival records to increase the accessibility of digital holdings on the world wide web in the near future.

Transfer of archives

Governmental bodies are required by law to transfer archives with enduring value after the records have been in existence for 20 years.


Read more about the activities of the Archives and Records Services online.

Constance Mthetho

Western Cape Archives and Records Service
72 Roeland Street / Private Bag X9025
Cape Town
8000 / 8001

Tel: 021 483 0434 
Fax: 021 483 0444

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The content on this page was last updated on 22 May 2018