Huguenot Society of South Africa
Box, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Aims of the Huguenot Society of
Huguenot Society of South Africa was established on March 12th, 1953,
to preserve and promote the Huguenot heritage by:
Stamps commemorating the 250th
Anniversary of the Huguenot landing in South Africa, issued on July
- maintaining the Huguenot Monument and
Museum in Franschhoek (meaning "French Corner"),
some 70 km from Cape Town, South Africa;
- keeping the realisation of the meaning of the
Huguenot settlement in South Africa alive;
- undertaking research of our Huguenot heritage,
especially with regard to its history,
and by supporting genealogical
research; publication of genealogical and historical books of
of genealogical and historical books.
- encouraging the safekeeping, promotion and
financing of Huguenot relics and artefacts in the Huguenot
Memorial Museum in
- organising Huguenot commemoration gatherings; and
- seeking contact with other Huguenot societies
across the world..
commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the Huguenot landing in South
Africa, issued on April 13th, 1988
- Since 1953 the Huguenot Society of South Africa
publishes an annual Huguenot Bulletin during
September, in which research articles, and especially genealogical
articles, appear. The editor is Ms Biebie van der Merwe. A
CD containing all issues of the Huguenot Bulletin from 1963-2004 is
available from the society; see details here.
- A regular newsletter informs members of the
activities of the society.
- During the Reformation Festival (during the last
week of October each year) the annual general meeting of members takes
place in Franschhoek, and the society actively participates in the
Huguenot Community Festival held in Franschhoek at the same
- The society publishes genealogies of South African
families with Huguenot surnames; a list of available publications is
of the Society is open to everyone who supports the aims of the society
and complies with the requirements of the constitution. Membership fees
are as follows:
- Ordinary member (domestic, SA): R50 p.a.
- Life member (domestic, SA): R300 single payment
- Couple (domestic, SA): R400 single payment
- Foreign member (outside SA): USA $30 p.a. or $150
single payment (life membership)
an application form for the Huguenot Society of SA by clicking here.
A pamphlet about the activities of the Huguenot Society, as well as an
application form, can be downloaded here.