UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

COMPUTER DEPARTMENT , (Code: SCo)

 

RECORDS, 1983 – 1991

(bulk dates, 1988 – 1990)

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, August 1999

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

SOMAFCO Computer Department (SCo)

 

Historical background on SOMAFCO Computer Department

The growth of SOMAFCO meant that other means of educational disciplines had to installed to the complex the really learning centre of the exiled community. The College had encompassed nursery, primary, secondary and adult education programmes administered by the African National Congress (ANC). The ANC educational programme was designed in that (a) the Bantu Education system had systematically denied black South Africans access to a scientific education that could prepare them for roles in a highly developed technical society, and (b) that the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College had had the responsibility for training students to assume positions of technical and responsibility in the post-apartheid South Africa. Therefore, the programme to integrate computers and electronics at SOMAFCO was aimed at addressing these imbalances.

 

The computer science and the electronics education at SOMAFCO had had several goals. At one level, it was designed to provide basic technical competency in the fields and electronics to all students at the College, from the primary school, through the secondary and including the adult education programme. At a more fundamental level, there was a great interest to use the computer as a powerful tool to improve learning across the educational spectrum at the college.

 

Scope and Content Note

The SOMAFCO Computer Department is comprised of .2 linear meters and one 
series: the Subject Files. It spans the years 1983-1991. It consists primarily of computer literacy documents and its relevance to SOMAFCO.

 

 

Series I – Subject Files

 

Box 0001
0001. Cies and ANC cooperation, 1991
0002. Code of Conduct, 1988
0003. Computer books, 1988-1989
0004. Computer education, 1984-1990
0005. Computer installation, 1986
0006. Computer literacy course, 1991
0007. Computer science, 1989
0008. Correspondence, 1085-1990
0009. Electronics workshop, 1983-1986

 

 

Box 0002
0010. External orders, 1987
0011. Jets Club, 1990-1991
0012. Minutes, 1990
0013. Project proposals
0014. Reports, 1989-1990
0015. Requisition, 1989-1990
0016. Theses; Lindiwe Mafike and Sacky Madi 1990/1991
0017. Working stock, 1989: computer centre
0018. Word-perfect