State of the Archives: An Analysis of South Afrca’s National Archival System

SA_archive_distressThis comprehensive report details dysfunction and distress in the state’s record-keeping across a wide variety of sectors, from local government records to historical archives.

This has serious implications for a range of essential processes in South Africa that depend on records, such as land claims, local governance, infrastructure development and corruption prevention. The report also notes the disappearance of important historical documents and a disintegration of many existing archives.

 

Click here to read the full text on The Archival Platform website.