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South African Researchers

To assist you in your research of participants of the Anglo-Boer War we are pleased to list the following researchers based in South Africa. If you contact them please mention The Register.



Dewald Nel email

Dewald has acces to the Vorm B - the application form for the Anglo-Boere Oorlog medal awarded to the forces of the South African Republic and orange Free State. In addition Dewald has access to numerous other sources.

Payment by Paypal or other means by arrangement.



Eric de Jager email

South African History Protection Association - SAHPA main objective is the preservation of Zuid-Afrikaanse Republic history.

We have numerous current ongoing projects which is privately funded by the “de Jager Family Trust Fund”, such as:

· Medal restoration and completing with all necessary documentations

· Causality Medal recipient picture taking of graves or monuments

· South African History Awareness to the public

· Restoration work of Concentration Camp memorials

SAHPA specialises in Zuid-Afrikaanse Republic military history with access to various archives which includes the Pretoria archives for Burgher Medal entitlement, non-entitlement applications that was not approved, the “Die Erfenisstigting” (Afrikaanse Heritage Centre) at the Voortrekker Monument, The National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria and The National Museum of Military History in Johannesburg.

Payment by Paypal or other means by arrangement.


Rhino Research email.

Rhino Research, previously managed by the late Audrey Portman, specialises in all types of South African military research for the Defence Force and Police. We also specialise in genealogical and family research.

Contact Diana Gowans for further details


Heather MacAlister email

I am a professional genealogist with over 25 years of experience and I was the official genealogy researcher on the popular T.V. series in the South African version of ”Who do you think you are?”
In the 1990s I was the founder of the Cape Town Family History Society as well as two Rootsweb Mailing Lists. I also assisted Professor Robert Shell in putting together his mammoth database of Changing Hands and I spent the day helping excavate human remains from the Prestwich Street Cemetery in Green Point in 2004.
My expertise offers research mainly from the Cape Town Archives. Master of the High Court in Cape Town. These include death notices, wills and liquidation and distribution accounts, 1989 Voters Roll, Education Records, 1820 Settler Records, German Immigrants, British Immigrants, early Cape British History, Cape Slavery, Dutch Reformed Church Records and Anglican Church Records of the Cape as well as Cape Cemetery Records. I also draw up pedigree, descendant and ascendant charts which are provided in PDF format for printing.



Jenny Duckworth email.

I am based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and have access to records in the Pietermaritzburg branch of the National Archives. The website can be searched at National Archives of South Africa.



Are you a researcher based in South Africa? Contact us to have your details included on this page.

Jones (UK) Ltd and Casus Belli (military books and medals) accepts for no liability for any arrangements you enter into with researchers listed on this page.