Publications

What Has Been Accomplished

The series Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities consists of seven volumes, five of which have been published:


Volume I: Northern Transvaal

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities: The Northern Great Escarpment, the Lowveld, The Northern Highveld, The Bushveld
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Jewish Life Volume 1

Volume II: Western Cape and Karoo

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities: Boland, Bushmanland, Central Karoo, Fairest Cape, Griqualand West, Kalahari, Koup, Namaqualand, Swartland, West Coast
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Jewish Life Volume 2

Volume III: Southern and Eastern Cape

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities: Camdeboo, Cape Midlands, Garden Route, Griqualand East & Transkei, Langkloof, Little Karoo, North Eastern Cape, Overburg, Settler Country
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Jewish Life Volume 3

Volume IV: KwaZulu-Natal

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities: Coastal Regions & Pinetown, Midlands, Northern Natal, Zululand
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Jewish Life Volume 4

Volume V: Orange Free State

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities: Goldfields, Mountain Route, Riemland, Southern & Western Free State
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Jewish Life Volume 5

There are two more volumes being researched


Future Volumes


Volume VI: Southern Transvaal

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities:
East Rand
Eastern Highveld
Mid Rand
Southern Great Escarpment


Volume VII: Western Transvaal

Full title: Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities:
Bushveld
Magaliesberg
South Rand
West Rand
Western Highveld
Western Witwatersrand

There are 67 main towns and about 300 satellite towns and villages in total, for the above regions.

The information for all these towns is contained in a detailed database that will be made available via our website in due course.

For Purchasing of books, the submission of material and donations to this project please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at +27 11 645 2598.