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South African History Archive

The South African History Archive (SAHA) is an independent human rights archive based at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

With roots in the anti-apartheid struggle, SAHA is dedicated to documenting, supporting & creating greater awareness of both past and contemporary struggles for justice and accountability within South Africa.

Through archival and access to information activism and advocacy, SAHA aims to:

1. Recapture lost and neglected histories;
2. Record aspects of South African democracy in the making;
3. Bring history out of the archives and into schools, universities and communities in new and innovative ways;
4. Extend the boundaries of freedom of information in South Africa;
5. Raise awareness, both nationally and internationally, of the role of archives and documentation in promoting and defending human rights.