Western Cape Branch


TafelbaaiAfter the Genealogical Society of South Africa was founded in 1964 on the farm Joostenberg in the then Cape Province the Society first functioned as a nationwide organization. 

On June 4, 1986, the Western Cape established their own branch of the Society .Dave Mitchell was the first chairman. The branch serves the Peninsula, West Coast, Boland and Overberg. Membership however is not limited to these areas.

The Western Cape branch is a genealogically active group and meet every second Saturday of the month at SASNEV (Suid-Afrikaanse Sentrum vir Nederland en Vlaandere), 4 Central Square, Pinelands, Cape Town. Meetings usually involves a speaker on a topic of interest and then socializing afterwards. Sometimes trips to historic sites are also undertaken. The branch also has a branch library that may be consulted by the members that is also accomodated at SASNEV.

The branch publish the quarterly, Capensis, distribute a quarterly newsletter, has a Facebook page and several interesting activities are undertaken, eg the Cemetery project, workshops and exhibitions by exhibition team. These activities have won some of the branch members numerous awards.

Good cooperation also exists among others with, The Genealogical Institute of South Africa (GISA); Huguenot Association of South Africa (HASA); the Drakenstein Heemkring; the Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Tygerberg Museum, the Cape Town Family History Society and Cape Town Family Research Forum.

Postal address: P.O. Box 4674, Tyger Valley, 7536 

11 April 2020 Branch Meeting

11 April 2020 Branch Meeting

We regret that, in accordance with best prac-tices adopted as a result of our State of Dis-aster, we have decided to cancel our April meeting with immediate effect We sincerely hope that by May, matters will have normalised sufficiently for us to have a regular meeting. We will let you know in due course.

Kind regards The Committee


SASNEV Simone Kay 0845925935 www.genza.org.za GGSA Wes-Kaap
Central Square/ Phil Beck 0824677805 www.gssawc.co.za  Non-profit Organization
Sentraalplein, Pinelands
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Committee - 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape branch took place on Saturday 18 January, 14:00

The Executive Committee for 2020

Committee members 2020

Agter, van links to regs: Paul le Roux, Phil Beck, Henk Rall

Voor, van links tot regs: Simone Kay, Pam Beck, Margaret Gundry

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