Archives | Western Cape Government


Accessing Archives

The Western Cape Archives and Records Service provides public access to government records and private collections that are 20 or more years old. The archive is used for academic, government and private research. Genealogical research is the most popular use of the archives.

National Archives of South Africa Act (Act 43 of 1996)

No. 43 of 1996Library Service (Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport, Western Cape Government)

National Archives Website

This site contains information about the National Archives and Records Service. It also provides information to the public and government bodies on the services offered by the National Archives.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS)

The National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (called NAAIRS) is an online tool for searching archival inventories. These catalogues are a list of the available archival records housed in National Archives of South Africa facilities.

South African Data Archive Website

The South African Data Archive (SADA) serves as a broker between a range of data providers (e.g. statistical agencies, government departments, opinion and market research companies and academic institutions) and the research community.