Historical and other information
South Africa, every sort of fact, but mostly dates, by Ben Cahoun
South African History Time Line maintained by Dennis Pretorius. The web site states that the initial details of these pages were supplied by David Morris, Anne Lehmkuhl and Ian Scholtz (as does the site below), but these two timelines do differ in many instances and it is worth checking both.
South Africa profile - Timeline by BBC News.
British 1820 Settlers to South Africa - by Paul Tanner-Tremaine. Also presents, under the heading 'Downloads', family trees for a selection of these settlers. These are presented in a much more readable style than on the previous web site, but sources of the information, although some are included, are few.
German South African Resource Page - by Joachim Schubert. Dedicated to German South Africans, including genealogy, local history and church matters. Where ever possible, identical pages have been made available in English and German.
History of the Cape of Good Hope under the VOC - an excellent survey up to 1795, by Dr Helena Liebenberg
Slave Transactios of South Africa, by A.M. van Rensburg. Includes several seachable databses concerned with slaves at the Cape.
Natalia, the journal of the Natal Society, contains historical and other articles on Natal and its people. Articles can be downloaded free of charge.
Numbering Systems in Genealogy by Richard A. Pence. If you wonder what the strange a1b2c3 codes are in South African genealogies!
South African Railway History, maintained by Johannes Haarhoff
Roman Numerals and Calendar, by Paul Lewis..
South African Genealogy, by Sharon Warr. German Military Settler Marriages 1857, Ships & Passengers, Wrecks & Survivors, Books & Cds, Medical Practitioners In The Cape Colony 1863.
South African Passenger Lists, author not stated.
Stamouers of South Africa - lots of information - created by André van Rensburg, now maintained by eGGSA.org