Glossary Terms

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Terminology Description

The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act (Act No. 43 of 1996), as amended.


The process of determining the value and thus the final disposal of records and the decision regarding the preservation requirements of each record or series of records.


Archival value:

Those values, administrative, fiscal, legal, evidential and/or informational, which justify the indefinite or permanent retention of records.


Records in the custody of an archives repository.