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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.



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.


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.


Rhino Research email.

Rhino Research specialises in all types of South African military research for the Defence Force and Police.

Contact Audrey Portman for further details


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.


I have a bank account with Barclays in Isle of Man. I charge £10 an hour for research plus 50p per digital image of documents. Payment on completion of research.


Brian Kaighin email

Runs the Ladysmith History website: I'll also undertake to carry out research in Natal, mainly for travelling costs at this stage, should my database not produce what the inquirer is looking for.


Colonel Graham C.L. Du Toit MMM (SAAF Ret) email

Professional, Specialist Military Researcher for:

1. Union Defence Force Individual Military Service Records for Service Personnel and Casualties for World War Two 1939-1945 (All Arms of Service) including Copies of Citations for Decorations Awarded (If Available)

2. Research of Union Defence Force Individual Military Service Records for World War One 1914 - 1918 (Limited Research in accordance with documentation available)

3. Research of Korean War 1950-1953 (2 Squadron South African Air Force Only) Individual Military Service Records including copies of Korean War Citations for U.S. Decorations Awarded to 2 Squadron SAAF Personnel in Korea 1950-1953.

(I make extensive use of my own personal research library and database, built up over 40 years to include additional information and pictures wherever possible. This additional information is not found on the official service files. (No other South African Military Researcher provides this extra information).

I am now a retired Colonel (Group Captain) who served with the South African Air Force for 32 years as a Chief Air Traffic Controller and later as a Senior Staff Officer with the Directorate Command and Control Systems at SAAF Headquarters in Pretoria. I have been a collector and researcher for the past 45 years (researcher for the past 28 years) and have a very good working relationship with the staff of the SANDF Military Records Archives. I have written many articles for military journals and have provided research information for Military books (Honour the Air Forces by Michael Maton; The Men who went to Warsaw by Lawrence Isemonger; 85 Years of the South African Air Force by Winston Brent; The Aegean Pirates-The History of 15 Squadron SAAF by Dr Stefaan Bouwer and Dr Gerald Thompson, to name a few) published both locally and overseas. I also address the various Genealogy Societies and Historical Societies in South Africa on my research work. I was also responsible for supplying all the details of the South African Pilots who flew with the RAF in the Battle of Britain, to Donald Insall Associates for the manufacture of the South African bronze panels for the Battle of Britain Memorial on the Victoria Embankment in London.

I research fees are charged at £15-00 per name researched. This fee excludes the locating of medal Citations, photocopies, airmail postage & packing. I use the SWIFT method for payments.


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.