UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

FINLAND MISSION , (Code: FiM)

RECORDS, 1986 – 1993

(bulk dates, 1988 – 1993 )

11 Boxes (. linear meters)

ACQUISITION: ANC Archive Committee

ACCESS: The collection is open.

PHOTOGRAPHS: None

VISUAL MATERIAL: None

AUDIO MATERIAL: None

PRINTED MATERIAL: Located in boxes 0001 – 0003.

COPYRIGHT: ANC Archive Committee

PROCESSED BY: First arranged and described by Kristine Palmquist in June, 1999, but later revisited by Mosoabuli Maamoe in July, 2003

FURTHER REVISED BY : Africa Media Online (Sanelisiwe Nxumalo, Angasipha Mbenya , Lecheko Seithati, Kulu Mushaka), 2017

 

 

Historical background on Finland Mission

The Finland mission or “ANC Information Office” was officially opened in Helsinki on October 11, 1988, with Mohamed Hussein appointed as Chief Representative. The office received a great deal of support from Finnida, the Finnish International Development Agency, and published a monthly newsletter in Finnish. In 1991, Hussein participated in a meeting with Chief Representatives from ANC offices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to discuss the “current situation” of the ANC and issues common to the offices of the Nordic region. With the unbanning of the ANC and the repatriation of members, the Helsinki office closed in July 1993.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single series, Subject Files (.52 linear meters),
which spans the years 1986-1993.

The records include correspondence, brochures, and newsletters, documenting cultural cooperation between the ANC and Finland, Finnish perspectives and stance to Apartheid and sanctions against South Africa, and relations with other ANC departments and organisations in support of the ANC. Some of these organisations include Finnida, the Democratic Union of Finnish Women, BELAK (Isolate South Africa Campaign), and Radio I. Also included are photographs from the press conference held at the official opening of the office in October 1988.

 

 

Series I – Subject File

 

Box 0001
0001. ANC Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), 1989-199
0002. ANC Department of International Affairs (DIA), 1988-1993
0003. ANC Department of Information and Publicity (DIP), 1987-1992
0004. ANC Department of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, 1989-1993
0005. ANC Office of the Treasurer-General, 1990, 1993
0006. ANC Women’s League, 1986, 1991-1992
0007. ANC Youth League, 1989-1993
0008. Consultation Between Nordic Missions, 1991, 1993
0009. Democratic League of Finnish Women, 1987-1988
0010. Finnida-General, 1986-1993
0011. Finnish Peace Committee Culture – Finnish Artists for Peace,1986-1993
0012. Finland-Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1987-1993
0013. Finland-Nordic Policy on South Africa, 1988-1992
0014. EELAK (Isolate South Africa Campaign), 1988-1992
0015. Mandela, Nelson-Reception Committee, 199
0016. Mazimbu, 1987-1992

 

Box 0002
0017. Organisations, 1988-1992, 1993
0018. Peace education Institute, 1988-1992
0019. Photographs: Official Opening of the Mission Office, 1988 Pallo Jordan
0020. Political parties (Correspondence), 1988-1993
0021. Projects-Dakawa, 1989-1991
0022. Projects sponsorship, 1988-1992
0023. Publicity-Brochures, 1990-1993
0024. Publicity-Newsletter, 1989-1993
0025. Repatriation committee, 1991
0026. South African Congress ofTrade Unions (SACTU), 1988-1993
0027. Unions correspondence, 1988-1993
0028. World Peace Council (WPC): Nordic Antiapartheid Movements, 1988-1993
0029. Youth Organisations, 1986-1991 , 1993

 

 

Series II – Correspondence

 

Box 0003
0001. ANC Eastern Transvaal-Nelspruit, 1991
0002. ANC Project Department, n.d 1987, 1990-1992
0003. ANC Students in Finland-re: Barney Mogane  studying Electronics- 1988 –1991,1993
0004. ANC Students in Finland-re: Cynthia BOOM  studying Masters in Education, 1988-1993
0005. ANC Students in Finland-re : Gerald Mohlala  studying Masters in Education, 1988-1990
0006. ANC Students in Finland-re Habibu Nahara Organisationally part of VTC group returned to Finland on own according Marry -1991-1992
0007. ANC Students in Finland-re Sisa and Lovisa Ncawana , 1987-1988
0008. ANC Students in Finland-re :- Steve Bodipe Studying Masters in Library and Information Science , 1986-1992
0009. ANC Students in Finland-re Wandile Zulu Studying Msters in Education , 1986-1989, 1991 includes his progress report
0010. ANC Students in Finland-re William Mojoro , doing Fine Arts , included his progress report , 1988-1992
0011. ANC Students in Finland studying for Vocational Instractor Training Programme for VTC in Dakawa , 1986- 1991,1993
0012. ANC Vocational Training Centre , 1988-1989
0013. ANC Women’s Section , 1987-1988
0014. ANC Youth League , 1991
0015. Chief Rep (Finland) and National Preparatory Commitee – ANC National Conference-re :-Conference preparatory documents discussed with students in Finland , 1991

 

Box 0004
0016. Chief Representatives office , 1988-1993
0017. Chief Rep Office -re closure of ANC office in Finland and termination of various services
0018. Departments of Arts and Culture , 1989-1990
0019. Department of Education , 1986,1988-1990,1992
0020. Departments of Health , 1989-1990
0021. Department of International Affairs , 1988-1993
0022. Department of Logistics , 1989
0023. Department of Manpower Development , 1990
0024. Elections Donations , 1990-1993
0025. Eristetaan Etela-Afrikka Kampaja (EELAK) the campaign for the Isolation of South Africa in Finland
0026. With International Solidarity Foundation-re ANC furniture factory in Mazimbu , 1986,1989-1991
0027. Lauri Kangas and ANC (stockholm) re :- opening information offices for ANC and SWAPO in Finland and directing resources among others to pan African News Agency , 1987 August S
0028.The Left-wing Allience , 1991-1992
0029. Letters written from people of Finland , ANC Chief Rep on various issues 1988-1992

 

Box 0005
0030. Mohamed Hussein and Aphens Mangezi Director of Schools – Solomon Mahlangu Fredom College re:- report on the meetings held in Helsinki – 1989 October 23
0031. Mohamed Hussein and Chief Rep in Luanda , 1989
0032. Mohamed Hussein and Department of Information and Publicity (DIP) 1987-1988, 1992-1993
0033. Mohamed Hussein and Finnish International Development Agency (Finnida)
0034. Mohamed Hussein and Ministry of Foreign Affarirs of Finland  Dinnida , 1988-1989, 1992-1993
0035. Mohamed Hussein and preparatory Committee International  Solidarity Conference , 1993
0036. Mandela Reception Committe of Finland – 1990-1991
0037. Office of the president – O.R Tambo – 1988
0038. Pand International – performers and Artists for nuclear Disarmament , 1988-1989
0039. Pension Fund Document 1989-1992
0040. Regarding ANC Vianna project , 1985-1988 , 1990
0041. Regarding employment of Pirjo Liisa Virtaintoppal by ANC office in Finland , 1989-1991
0042. Regarding Pretoria Youth Choir , 1990
0043. Regarding the installation of Security System in ANC office – Finland , 1988-1989
0044. Regarding Library and Archives Project in Mazimbu , Dakawa , 1985,1987-1993

 

Box 0006
0045. Regional Treasure’s Office , 1989
0046. Repatriation Committee , 1990-1992
0047. Scandinavian Mission Chief Rep , 1986-1988
0048. Social Democratic Party 1988-1990
0049. Soumen naisten Demokraattinen Litto-Democratic league of Finnish Women , 1986-1987
0050. Soumen Ylioppilaskuntien Liitto Finland Students Forbund -National Union of Finnish Students , 1986,1988
0051.Taksvarkki Committe – 85- Garment Fctory and leather workshop , hd, 1987-188 , 1990-1991
0052.Treasurer – Generals Office 1986, 1988-1993
0053.Treasurer – Generals Office Dept of Finance , 1990-1992
0054.Treasurer – Generals Office (TGO) re :- Vianna project , 1985, 1989-1990
0055. Visits to Finland , 1989-1990
0056. Visits to South Africa , hd , 1991
0057. Workers Education Association of Finland -re Vocational Training project ANC/Finnish/TSH , 1992

 

 

 

Series III – Minutes

 

Box 0007
0001. Agreed minutes of the meeting between ANC and International Solidarity Foundation and FINNIDA , Dakawa , 22 October 1990
0002. ANC Dept of Education meeting with Mohamed Hussein-Lusaka , 1988
0003. ANC Garment Factory and leather worshop meeting h.d , 1990
0004. ANC and International Solidarity Foundation of Finland meeting , 1989-1990
0005. ANC Library/Archives project meeting , 1989-1991
0006. ANC Students in Finland meetings , h.d , 1987-1989
0007.Consultation meeting between ANC and workers Education Association of Finland (TSL) Dakawa , 21 October 1990
0008. Consultative meetings of ANC Nordic Representatives ; 1988- 1990;1992
0009. Finnish/ANC REVIEW MEETING 1990-1991
0010. Meeting between the ANC and the Finnish Peace Committe (FPC) Finnish Africa Committe (FAC) and Finsolidarity delegation -Lusaka-1987
0011.Mid-term consultations of ANC and ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland-Helsinki ,21-23 August 1989
0012. Mid-term meeting on the Finnish Human-Itarian Assistance of Finland -Helsinki , 21-22 August 1989
0013. Minutes of planning workshop for ANC V.T.C Dakawa , 1991
0014. The Review meeting on the Finnish Humanitarian Assistance to the ANC Dar-es-Salaam , 1992
0015. Summary Record of the meeting on the Finnish Humanitarian Assistance to the ANC , 30 August 1990

 

 

 

Series IV – Reports

Box 0008
0001. ANC Instructor Training Course -Report of the teacher , 1987-1988
0002. ANC Finnish Office – reports , 1988,1990
0003. ANC Garment and Leather Factory in Dakawa , n.d, 1989-1991
0004. ANC Library Project , 1987-1993
0005. ANC Library Project -Budget , 1991-1992
0006. ANC Library Project -evaluation , 1989-1990
0007. ANC Library Project budget covering Finnida contribution , 19 November 1987
0008. ANC project proposals to be funded by Finnida , 1988- 1990
0009. ANC Viana Centre 1986 September 25
0010. ANC Viana project funds via Fisol Financial statement , 1984-1986
0011. ANC Vocational Training Project – phase 2 project proposal , 1991- 1993
0012. Annual Consultation on the Finnish Humanitarian Assistance to the ANC summary records , 1987, 1989-1991
0013. Construction of Garment Factory and leather workshop at ANC Development Centre-Dakawa 1985
0014. Evaluation of ANC Vocational Training Centre-Dakawa Morogoro – Tanzania 1990
0015. Evaluation Report on Taksvarkki’s project in Tanzania and Nicaragua , 1990
0016. Fact Finding on Dakawa Vocational Training Centre , 1992 August 10- 20

 

 

Box 0009
0017. Finnida ANC Educational Programmes progress report , 1989 August 19
0018. Finnida Humanitarian Assistance to ANC , 1987, 1989-1990,1992
0019. Finnida Report of the Survey concerning the ANC Education system in Mazimbu and Dakawa by Terttu Liisa Alo and Tuija Stinbach -Helsinki , 1990 January 16
0020. Humanitarian Assistance for maintenance of refugees in Zambia and Tanzania material deliveries , 1989 -1990
0021. Humanitarian and for Liberation aspirations in 1989
0022. Mazimbu / Dakawa Archives project report on mission to Tanzania , 1992
0023. The Mazimbu furniture factory project , 1986, 1990
0024. Memorandum on Finnish assistance to the ANC from Dept of Education , 1989
0025. Organising committee for the return of political exiles – registration forms , 1990
0026. Prelimanary proposal on salaries for ANC workers in Tanzania,
0027. Program of ANC delegation to finland , 1990,1993
0028. Pregress reports of Viana project , 1986-1987
0029. Proposal for the Dakawa Cultural Centre , Tanzania -Department of Arts and Culture, n.d

 

 

Box 0010
0030. Report from the Finnish Mission to the special fundraising workshop Oslo, 1989 March 15-21
0031. Report on anc Students studying in Finland , 1988-1991
0032. Report on Finnida-funded activities in Helsinlci , 1986 June 5
0033. Report on Finnida -Funded activities with the ANC (Health Service ) Lusaka , 1990 October
0034. Report on preparative tour of SADCC-Countries for the South North Theatre workshop , n.d
0035. Report on proposed library building ANC Development Centre , Dakawa , 1990
0036. Resolution adopted by the Nordic Anti-apartheid movement in Helsinki, 1991
0037. Revised workers Education Association of Findland (TSL) BUDGET – 1991
0038. Scholarship application forms , 1987
0039. Vocational instructor Training for Dakawa 1988 April 20
0040. Vocational Instructor Training Programme -teaching Practice period , 1989 June 7- August 2
0041. Vuyisile Mini Furniture Factory n.d , 1987 , 1993

 

 

 

Series V – Statements

 

Box 0011
0001. Agreement between ANC and Finn Solidarity (Fisol) , n.d, 1989
0002. Agreement between ANC Women’s Section
0003. Consultancy contract between ANC and Finnish International Development
0004. Contract agreement ANC and Taksvarkkitoimukunta Garment factory and leather workshop at the ANC Development Centre , Dakawa , United Republic of Tanzania , n.d , 1987
0005. The Finnish Legation – ppresentations
0006. Message to Tiedonantaja Festival Kiljava , 1992 June 6-7
0007. New challenges of foreign policy in a changing world , 1993 June 3-6
0008. Plan on Action – ANC Vocational Training Centre , Dakawa , n.d
0009. The terms of lease for business of office flat (ANC Office)
0010. Prospect for the new South Africa article written for SNT magazine by National Council of Youth Organisations , 1991 March
0011. We support them-an article in KTV’s (Municipal Workers and Employees Union ) magazine , n.d