in the past Audrey Portman has researched South African records for me. I contacted her for the latest one and had a reply that the SA RECORDS were moving building. no Ive received the following.. Just a note to let you know that the SADF archives have now re-opened but unfortunately we are no longer allowed access to the WW2 records. There are negotiations taking place regarding this but for the moment, that is the situation. Sorry I can’t help you further. Regards Audrey I thought maybe they would start charging to cover moving or building but further reply, No problem with the WW1 docs. Their reasoning regarding the WW2 records is that there can be some medical entries on the documents. They feel that there may be family members still alive who would not necessarily want to know about some of the medical problems that these men suffered from. Even if we can prove the man has died, they are still more concerned about the family. The fact that we have been accessing these records for 20 years makes the whole thing a bit ridiculous. A member of the family can request a Record of Service document which includes information from his file.This is just a type written Word file. This can be requested through me with a suitable letter from his next nearest kin and a copy of an ID book or passport.