UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

CATERING DEPARTMENT , (Code:SCD)

 

RECORDS, 1980 – 1990

(bulk dates, 1983 – 1988)

2 Boxes (.2 linear meters)

ACQUISITION: ANC Archive Committee

ACCESS: The collection is open

PHOTOGRAPHS: None

VISUAL MATERIAL: None

AUDIO MATERIAL: None

PRINTED MATERIAL: None

COPYRIGHT: ANC Archive Committee

PROCESSED BY: Reprocessing: arrangement and description done by Mosoabuli Maamoe, July 1999

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

 

Historical background on SOMAFCO Catering Department

Since SOMAFCO was a Boarding Establishment, this necessitated the organization that would look after the interests of the learners, staff and the other communities of the complex. The Catering Establishment was charged with mechanisms to ensure the 
people of the complex were supplied with proper food. Due to medical reasons some 
people could not take any type of food like the rest. As a result this had to be taken into consideration, too. Certain Departments of the College, namely, The Directorate, 
Treasury, Regional Connnissar, Women Section, and Principals were responsible to take a strong deliberate check and observation in the Catering Department. Though there were problems in this formation like in any society, there existed ways through which they could be attended to and resolved.

 

Scope and Content Note

The SOMAFCO Catering Department is comprised of .2 linear meters and two 
series: Correspondence and Memoranda. It is one the smallest collections. It spans the years 1980-1990. The documents reflect general functions and operations of the Department. They are vividly contained in the box list below. When one looks at the reports compiled by the Catering Committee would see the amount of work executed in order to ensure an OMimproved and proper food supply to the entire SOMAFCO community. Apart from this there were a number of problems like lack of trained staff, deployment of staff to other ANC missions, health conditions, etc. that needed constructive and holistic approach to solve.

 

 

Series I – Correspondence

 

Box 0001
0001. Catering, 1980-1982
0002. Logistics, 1983
0003. Meetings, 1984-1990
0004. Logistics, 1981-1983
0005. Logistics stats , 1980-1982
0006. Meeting, 1983-1990
0007. School menus

 

 

Series II – Memoranda

 

Box 0002
0001. Basic necessities
0002. Catering a personal, 1982-1984, 1986
0003. Departments and resources, 1982-1984
0004. Personal, 1983-1984
0005. Travel documents applications, 1982-1985
0006. Telexes, 1983-1984
0007. Minutes, 1983-1984
0008. Reports, 1984-1990
0009. Requisitions, 1983, 1985-1986
0010. Supplies, 1982-1985