RECORDS, 1957-1994

(bulk dates, 1995-1992 )

20 Boxes (?? linear meters)

ACQUISITION: ANC Archive Committee

ACCESS: The collection is open.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Located in box 0009




COPYRIGHT: ANC Archive Committee

PROCESSED BY: Arrangement and description done under the auspices of a joint project between the University of Fort Hare and the University  of Michigan. Primary was

processor, Kristne Palmquist, June  1999. But, later revisited by Mosoabuli Maamoe, August 2003

REVISED BY : Africa Media Online (Kulu Mushaka) ,October 2017




When the Nationalist Government banned the African National Congress (ANC) on 8 April 1960, the ANC began operating underground in South Africa. Outside the country the ANC started to establish itself as the official voice of South Africa’s voteless masses. By the 1970s recognition of the ANC’s legitimacy was growing, not only amongst the multiplicity of non-governmental anti-apartheid organizations, but also among foreign governments.

The first missions were opened in London, Accra, Cairo, and Dar-es-Salaam. By 1980, the ANC had offices and representatives in 32 countries. The external missions worked to win support for the overthrow of apartheid by promoting the cause of the ANC and urging international economic pressure against the South African government. The missions also provided assistance to South African exiles. Following the banning of the organisation, Oliver Tambo, President General of the ANC left South Africa to head of the ANC’s external operations.

On 2 February 1990 the bans on the ANC and other political organisations were lifted. A process of negotiations between the unbanned organisations and the South African government ensued. In 1992 the ANC instructed its missions to collate and box their records for shipment to South Africa. These records were to form the basis of the official archives of the ANC, from which a true history of the ANC’s role in the struggle against apartheid could be written.



Historical background on the Ugandan Mission.

The Ugandan Mission opened in Kampala in August 1989 with three South African staff members. By April 1990, the number had grown to 60 active cadres, and the office was struggling to find accommodation for all. Only two years later, after the breakup of the Apartheid regime, the Uganda mission began to pack to return to South Africa.



Scope and Content Note

The records of the Uganda Mission are comprised of2.34 linear metres and three series: Subject Files, Correspondence, and Photographs

The Subject Files series (1,56 linear meters) spans the years 1985-1994, with the exception of a photocopy of a 1957 publication regarding the Rivonia Treason Trial. The series consists primarily of topical files regarding South Africa and the ANC in general, and some on the Uganda Mission in particular. The majority of the materials consist of minutes, papers, speeches and statements, with proceedings and reports from numerous conferences also represented. There are also two folders of photographs, which contain various political events and occasions involving the locals.

The Correspondence series (.52 linearmeters) spans the years 1989-1994 and consists of both incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Uganda Mission with other departments of the ANC, as well as other organisations, embassies and foreign ministries. These correspondences relate to a variety of topics, including requests for aid, diplomacy, arrangements for visits to and from Uganda, education and training of cadres in Uganda, and the representation of women in the Umkhonto we Sizwe and decision-making bodies of the ANC.



Series I – Subject Files


Box 0001
0001. Abuja Declaration on South Africa, n.d.
0002. ACP- European Economic Council (ECC) Joint Assembly, 1991
0003. Amnesty International, 1991, 1993
0004. ANC and Council for National Unity (CNU) & Venda Govt., 1990
0005. ANC Department of Economic Policy, 1990-1991
0006. ANC Department of Education, 1986-1994(has one additional folder: 0006a)



Box 0002
0007. ANC Department of Education – Paper Presented at the National Conference, 1986 (1989-1992)
0008. ANC Department of Information and Publicity, 1992
0009. ANC Eightieth Anniversary Invitation, 1992
0010. ANC Interim Constitutional framework
0011. ANC Land Commission Workshop, 1990
0012. ANC National Conference – Durban, 1991
0013. Missing Folder
0014. ANC Open Letter to De Klerk
0015. ANC Policy Documents, 1990-1992


Box 0003
0016. ANC speeches, 1993
0017. ANC Press Statements, 1989-1993 (2 folders)
0018. ANC talking to the government, 1991
0019. ANC Women’s Section, 1990
0020. Conference on the Future of Military and Defence in  South Africa, 1989-1990
0021. Conference on negotiations, n.d
0022. Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Women’s Conference, 1988
0023. Constitution of the “Albert Luthuli Society” n.d.
0024. Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA)


Box 0004
0025. Draft Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989
0026. “(An) Economic Strategy for the Second Liberation of Africa” – Paper, n.d.
0027. Education, 1986-1987
0028. Greeting Cards, n.d.
0029. International Solidarity Conference, JHB, 1993
0030. Joint Communiqué: ANC & PAC; Harare, 1991
0031. Land Reform, n.d.
0032. Local government
0033. Makeba, Miriam – Biography, c.1994
0034. Mandela, Nelson: statements
0035. Masondo, Andrew – Address to the Press Conference, 1991
0036. Minutes of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Team with SOMAFCO (Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College) Staff, 1986
0037. National Anthem
0038. National Reception Committee (Verster Prison Event), 1990


Box 0005
0038. Negotiations, 1990-1992 (2 folders)
0039. Newsclippings, 1991, 1993 (2 folders)
0040. Ngoyi, Lilian – Obituary, 1980
0041. Notes, 1991-1993
0042. Organisation for African Unity (OAU), 1990
0043. Poetry, 1985
0044. Political Situation in Southern Africa, 1991
0045. Sisulu, Walter: Address at Welcome Rally
0046. Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) Primary School – Pioneers
0047. South African Communist Party (SACP), 1989-1993


Box 0006
0048. South Africa in the North: Algerie Actualite, 1990
0049. Statement of other parties in South Africa, 1990-1992
0050. Suttner, Raymond – Interview Notes, 1990
0051. Tambo, O.R: Statements, 1989-1993
0052. Treason Trial, 1957. Photocopy of booklet
0053. Western Cape Human Rights Commission – “The Week That Was: Update of Repression in the Western Cape”, n.d.
0054. “Women in the ANC: A Critical Overview and Perspective”, Seminar on Women and Children in a Future Constitutional Order: Lusaka 1989
0055. World University Service (WUS) Executive Committee Minutes, 1990



Series II – Correspondence


Box 0007
0001. ANC Correspondence, 1990-1994
0002. ANC Correspondence with Headquarters, 1992-1993
0003. ANC Education Department Outgoing Correspondence, 1991-1992
0004. Albert Luthuli Society Correspondence, 1994
0005. ANC Missions, 1991-1993
0006. Corresp. Publications, 1989-1992
0007. Embassies, 1990-1994
0008. Faxes Dispatched, 1990-1994
0009. Foreign Ministries, 1988-1992
0010. Hani, Chris (Condolences), 1993


Box 0008
0011. Ministries, 1989-1991
0012. Invitations, 1989-1993
0013. Journalist Correspondence, 1990-1992 (Missing)
0014. Uganda Journalist Association, 1990



Series III – Photographs


0001. ANC Soldiers
0002. Cultural activities
0003. Funerals
0004. Individual ANC members
0005. Political occasions
0006. President Musuveni
0007. Solidarity activities
0008. Sport
0009. Vilakazi, Themba-ANC Representative 1986



Series I – Correspondence


Box 0010
0001. ANC Education department, n.d., 1990-1994
0002. ANC Education department (Uganda) and world University Service (WUS), n.d., 1990- 1991, 1993
0003. ANC and Nyando Clinic, re: ANC medical account, n.d. 1990- 1991, 1993- 1994. Includes credit facilities, outstanding medical bills, medical services to ANC members
0004. ANC and Nyando Clinic, re: medical assistance for ANC patients, 1991
0005. Application for admission at Makerere University, n.d.
0006. Chief Representative’s Office, n.d., 1989-1994
0007. Chief Representative’s office and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (Kampala), re: repairs to residential house at Bunga, 1993
0008. Chief Representative’s Office and Uganda Posts and Telecommunications, n.d., 1993
0009. Chief Representative’s Office, re: house on Plot No. 3330 block No. 244, Muyenga
0010. Re: claims and complaints, 1992,1994
0011. Commissioner for Education (Kampala) and St. Joseph Technical Institute, re: admission of students sponsored by World University Service in collaboration with Uganda government, 1991
0012. Re: complaints, n.d., 1990-1992
0013. Re: consignments, 1990, 1992-1993
0014. Dillo Lehlokoe (Programme Officer, ANC Finance Department) and Christer Johansson (Praktisk Solidariteit), re: Christer’s visit to ANC offices, 1991 August 22
0015. Entry forms, general certificate of education examination, University of London, 1992



Box 0011
0016. Internal application forms for scholarship, 1990-1991
0017. Jerry Ngwenya (Regional Treasurer) and Toine Eggenhuizen (Office of Treasure-General), 1994. Includes monthly budget for November 1993. Monthly budget for
April/May 1994
0018. Jerry Ngwenya/Seena Machaba (Regional Treasures – Uganda) and Toine Eggenhuizen/Siza (ANC London office), 1991-1994. Includes monthly budget, October/November 1993
0019. Dr. E.A. Kajumba Muganga and ANC, re: medical bills for ANC students owed at St. Catherine’s Clinic, 1991 Sept-Dec
0020. Kayondo and Company Advocates and ANC, re: reminder no. 6 to residential house at Bunga, 1991
0021. Letters from the principal (Iganga Technical Institute to applicants informing them about their admission to the campus, 1991. Includes a letter to the parents about a special assistance.
0022. Letters from the principal (Y.B. Semujju) to applicants, re: admission to Masaka Institute, 1991 August 20
0023. Makerere University, 1990-1993
0024. Memorandum on the registration of medical practitioners and dentists from Manto Tshabalala (ANC Department of Health) to all ANC Chief Representatives,1991 May 30
0025. Ministry of Foreign and Regional Affairs and ANC (Uganda), n,d. 1989-1993
0026. Ministry of Health (Uganda), 1992
0027. National Water and Sewerage Corporation and ANC, re: water charges and disconnection and reconnection of water supply, 1991,1993
0028. Nganwa High School and Kingston Mbule (ANC Education Department – 0head), re: request for reinstatement of Enock Nong, 1993
0029. Nyamitanga Secretarial College, re: admission forms, 1991 August 7. Includes letter from the principal regarding guidelines concerning entry into the college
0030. Re: office partitions, 1991
0031. Radia, N.K Advocate and ANC, re: tussle over the property located at Plot no.39 Nakasero Road, 1994



Box 0012
0032. The Regional Treasurer, 1990-1993
0033. Regional Treasurer and Agip Filling Station, re: purchase of diesel and petrol, n.d., 1993
0034. Re: rentals, 1990-1994. Includes house rentals, warehouse rentals and office rentals
0035. Re: requisitions, 1991, 1993
0036. Secretary-General’s Office, 1990
0037. Seena Machaba (Regional Treasurer) and Lwanga and Co. Building contractors Ltd, 1991,1993
0038. Tenancy agreements, 1991-1994. Includes renewal/extensions, terminations and relocations
0039. With Thenjiwe Mtintso, re: water and Telkom bills and keys for her house, n.d., 1989-1990
0040. Treasurer-General’s Office, n.d., 1990-1993.
0041. Treasurer-General’s Office, re: problems facing ANC mission to Uganda (socio-economic), 1990-1992
0042. Trevor Abrahams (Associate Secretary for Africa) and Victoria Mwaka (World University Service-Uganda), re: review of WUS scholarship in Uganda, 1990 May 7
0043. U.N High Commissioner for Refugees, 1992-1994
0044. Vehicles (Department of Traffic – Uganda), n.d., 1989-1992. Includes applications to register for motor vehicle, application for a new motor vehicle, application for a permit to drive motor vehicle, accidents report forms, accidents reports, motor vehicle third party insurance policy
0045. World University Service re: enquiry about WUS scholarship forms (empty forms), n.d.,
0046. World University Service, student data sheet, n.d., 1991-1992
0047. World University Service (WUS) and various schools/colleges, 1990-1992



Series II – Financial Documents


Box 0013
0001. Average monthly expenditures, 1990 Jul-Dec. Includes January month
0002. Average monthly expenditures, 1991 Jan-Dec. October month is missing
0003. Average monthly expenditures, 1992 Jan-December. May-June is missing, October – November is missing
0004. Budget for the ANC mission in Uganda, 1992-1993
0005. Budget estimates for construction, n.d., 1990
0006. Daily expenditures, 1989
0007. Daily expenditures, 1989 Nov. – 1990 March
0008. Daily expenditures, 1989 Nov – 1990 February, 1991 Dec-1992 Feb


Box 0014
0009. Daily expenditures, 1990 Oct-1991 Nov.
0010. Daily expenditures, 1992 Nov.-1993 Sep.
0011. Daily expenditures, 1994 Feb.-Jun
0012. Department of Education, financial expenditures, 1991, 1993-1994
0013. Financial reports (World University Service), 1990-1991 Includes budget
0014. Dr. Hugo Nkabinde Training Centre, monthly financial allocations, 1989-1991
0015. Journal, daily expenditures, 1992 April – October


Box 0015
0016. Logistic supply, 1991 Dec – 1993 July
0017. Medical bills, list of ANC patients treated at Nyando Clinic,
1992 Jan-December. May-June months are missing
0018. Monthly financial statements, n.d, 1989-1990, 1992-1993
0019. Morris Sabelo Centre, financial statements, n.d., 1989-1991
0020. Proposed budget for Uganda region, 1992 July – 1993 June
0021. Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), financial statements, 1989-1991
0022. World University Service, student ledger, 1990/1991, 1991/1992



Series III – Reports


Box 0016
0001. Administration report, 1991 March – May
0002. Amandla group tour, 1991
0003. ANC asserts in Uganda, n.d., 1990-1991
0004. ANC Logistic Department, 32 Kawempe Camp, consignment, 1991-1994
0005. re: deficit of 9 cartons of p/milk, report by Sgt Byaruhanga, 1990 July 13
0006. Department of Education, report book, 1990
0007. Department of Education, Kampala, Uganda, n.d., 1991, 1993
0008. Education programme report for 1989-1990
0009. Forms to be completed by ANC tenants issued by Uganda Revenue Authority
0010. List of students, 1990-1991. Includes academic year, 1991, Ordinary (“O”) level examination candidates, Advance (“A”) examination candidates, vocational training, general list, list of books for both levels
0011. Medical bills, list of ANC patients treated at Banda Clinic, 1993 July- December, 1994 January-April
0012. Medical bills, list of ANC patients treated at Nyondo Clinic, 1990-1991. Includes incomplete list (lots of months are missing in both years)


Box 0017
0013. Regional Treasury budget, n.d., 1988
0014. Report and evaluation of property on Plot No. 5 Katali Rise, Naguru Hills, Kampala (Uganda), [1991]
0015. Report on cde Chris Hani march, 1993 April 25
0016. A report on repairs to be carried out on Plot 3330 Kyadondo Block 244 Muyenga, Kampala, 1994
0017. Report on round table meeting held at South African Extension Unit office, Dar-es Salaam, 1991 February 12
0018. South African Extension Unit, “A”(Advanced) Level students, 1992
0019. South African Extension Unit, list of students completed “O” (Ordinary) Level, 1992
0020. South African Extension Unit, intermediate students, 1992
0021. South African Extension Unit, list of completed students, 1992
0022. South African Extension Unit, MTAC student sheets, 1992
0023. South African Extension Unit, student’s registration forms (surnames, A-L), n.d


Box 0018
0024. South African Extension Unit, student’s registration forms (surnames, MA – MT), 1992
0025. South African Extension Unit, student’s registration forms (surnames, N-Z), n.d
0026. Styles Mabuya’s notebook, Department of Education, 1991-1992
0027. Summary and historical background to Ugandan SAN caseload, 1990 December 06
0028. Summary notes on the visit to Kampala, 1992 March 3-6
0029. Summary of world University Service (WUS) scholarship programme in Uganda, n.d.
0030. 30th Anniversary of Umkhonto we Sizwe, 16th December 1961-1991
0031. Treasury report, Uganda region, n.d., 1990-1991
0032. World University Service, South African and Namibia Programme, programme budget, financial management and reporting guidelines, n.d.



Series IV – Statements/Minutes


Box 0019
0001. Agreement between Pepe Kalle and Empire Bakuba Band and ANC, 1991
0002. Agreement made between ANC (vendor) and Kisozi House (purchaser). 1991 July 2
0003. Lease agreement between Abby Kafumbe Mukasa/George William Kawooya/Eseza Kironde (landlords and landlady) and Thenjiwe Mtintso of ANC, 1989-1990
0004. Lease agreement between Afri-Developers Limited (Landlord) and A. Masondo (tenant) for ANC, 1991 October 10
0005. Lease agreement between ANC (lessee) and various lessors/landlords, 1991,1994
0006. Lease agreement between J and C Busulwa (Landlord) and Temba Dlamini for World University Service (as a tenant), 1989 June 15
0007. Lease agreement between M.K. Kiwanuka (leaser) and Landplan Consultants Limited (lessee), 1990 August 7
0008. Lease agreement between Mckenzie Ogweng/J.S.E Kayondo Bagenda and Andile Dzanga of ANC, 1993 June
0009. Memorandum of an agreement between Uganda Posts and Telecommunication Corporation and Eseza K. Kironde, 1989 August 30
0010. Sales agreements, 1990-1992
0011. The statement of Chief Representative to the ANC establishment on the occasion of his introduction and 8th January 1991, the 79th Anniversary of ANC.
0012. Minutes of the meeting with Mrs. Johansson and Lasson of Pratisk Solidariteit (Emmaus Bjorka), [1991]
0013. Meeting with Civil Aviation Authority Director of Personnel, Captain Kitta, Kirunda and ANC representative, n.d.
0014. Staff meetings, 1989-1990, 1992. Includes follow-up meeting between ANC mission in Uganda and Office of Treasurer-General (Ishmael Coovadia)
0015. World University Service (WUS), executive staff and ANC meeting, 1991 March 18