Aims of the Huguenot Society of South Africa
Stamps commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the
Huguenot landing in South Africa, issued on July 17th, 1939
|The Huguenot Society of South Africa was
established on March 12th, 1953, to preserve and promote the Huguenot
- 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.
- encouraging the safekeeping, promotion and
financing of Huguenot relics and artefacts in the Huguenot
Memorial Museum in Franschhoek;
- organising Huguenot commemoration gatherings; and
- seeking contact with other Huguenot societies
across the world.
Stamps commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the
Huguenot landing in South Africa, issued on April 13th, 1988
Membership 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 follow:
- 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
society publishes genealogies of South African families with Huguenot
surnames; a list of available publications is available here.
Download 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.
- 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)
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