Ditsong Museums of South Africa

Museums in Gauteng Province
Ditsong Museums of South Africa
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LocationPretoria 22 and Johannesburg, South Africa
TypeMilitary museum, Cultural museum, Archaeology museum, Anthropology museum, Natural history museum

Ditsong Museums is an amalgamation of eight museums in the Pretoria and Johannesburg environs in the Gauteng Province. The museums "have diverse collections covering the fields of fauna and flora, palaeontology, military history, cultural history, geology, anthropology and archaeology."[1]


Ditsong manages several institutions from its central headquarters in the former Native Affairs building on Church street, Pretoria.


According to the website the "mandate of the organisation is as follows:

  • Collection, conservation and safe management of national heritage collections on behalf of the South African nation.
  • Carry out research and publish such information for the cultural, social and economic use locally and internationally.
  • Design, implement and manage exhibitions and public programmes with a view to supporting the national educational curriculum, economic development and other socio-economic objectives of the Government.
  • Render heritage-based service to other museums (national, provincial, local and private) as well as to individuals and tertiary institutions."[1]


  1. ^ a b "DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA". ditsong.org.za. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ditsong Museums of South Africa". ditsong.org.za. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
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