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VASSA produces two journals a year, along with sourcing, editing and publishing a variety of
reports, surveys, guides, glossaries, special issues, and once-off editions.
All publications are in line with Vassa’s aims.
How to Access
New publications can be bought at monthly talks on a cash only basis.
Most past editions are free, downloadable, and can be accessed online.
The Publications portfolio is handled by Antonia Malan. Contact her first to check availability.
How To Pay Online
State your first and surname, the title of the publication you require, plus the word Pubs
VASSA / Standard Bank / Rondebosch / Branch code: 025009 / Account No: 075624257
Browse our VASSA Journals
2019 SEPTEMBER - Vol. 35 Contents An Evaluation of Vernacular Architecture in Lesotho: Matthew Liechti Some Aspects of the History of Newlands Village: Rob Hill
NOVEMBER 2018 - Vol. 34 Contents A tribute to Dr Hans Fransen (1931-2017) The harmonius vernacular: Hans Fransen Speech for my Dad’s celebration of life: Kari Longman Doyen and doyenne of conservation, Hans Fransen (86) and Marie-Lou Roux (87), pass away:...
NOVEMBER 2016 - Vol. 32 Contents In this Issue Farmhouse at Klaasvoogds Rivier - Elize Joubert
Browse our Guides & Glossaries
A Guide to Measuring Buildings by Colette van Niftrik (2003) Download English pdf Download Afrikaans pdf
Browse our Special Issues
A look back at VASSA's 50 years of Vernaccing. Contents include Can vernacular be restored? Reading the structure of old Cape buildings Recording on the Northern Frontier Little Karoo Different approaches Upper Table Valley Stormsvlei Genadendal and its hamlets Gains...
In October 2004 an exhibition was mounted to trace the vernacular architecture tradition of the Western Cape, through the links that exist between need, available materials and indigenous building knowledge. It located buildings within the landscape, both natural and...
Browse our Reports & Projects
Most Recent Project
A project to document Grootzeekoegat, near Molteno in the Eastern Cape, the former family farm and home of artist Johannes Meintjies. Instigated by Dr. Keith Meintjies and undertaken by a team from Vassa