Can I Search the National Archives Online?
Yes, the South African National Archives can be searched online to see what documents they have available and provide users with the reference they require in order to apply for the document.
The National Archives currently have two systems users can use. It's old and new system. Either system is good for researchers and it will come down to a matter of your own preference when deciding which one to use.
The old system can be accessed at: http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl
The new system can be accessed at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.za/node/737