Children’s Home Library opens at Baphumelele Children’s home in Khayelitsha

Opening of library at the Baphumelele Children’s Home

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund was approached by Biblionef SA to help set up a library at the Baphumelele Children’s Home in Khayelitsha.

12th June was the long awaited for day for Baphumelele Children’s home when the Library was officially opened. The Director of the home, Rose Mushane saw her dream which she has lived with for more that 12 years coming true. The library was officially opened on the 12th of June by Jean Williams the Director of Biblionef South Africa.

In her speech, Rosie, said the Rondawel was built in 1996 to be a library and since then she was trying to source books for the library but no proper library was set up until early this year.

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund provided funding for 283 Xhosa books and a set of Encyclopaedias.

Sabinet Full Open Access Journal Collection – Beta Release

Sabinet Full Open Access Journal Collection – Beta Release

We are delighted to announce the beta release of the Sabinet Full Open Access Journal Collection.

This is the largest collection of South African Full Open Access Journals consisting of more than 6000 full-text PDF articles.

Initially, 44 South African journals will be available, of which 14 are Approved South African Journals or appear on the IBSS or ISI lists.

The journals are individually searchable. The coverage per journal varies, with some journals having full-text issues available from 2000 onwards.

These Open Access journals are available from

Any publishers interested in making their journals available as Open Access journals are welcome to contact us.