UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

HOUSING DEPARTMENT , (Code: SHo)

 

RECORDS, 1981 – 1991

(bulk dates, 1984 – 1991)

16 Boxes (. 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: Reprocessin, arrangement and description done by Mosoabuli Maamoe, August 1999

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

 

Historical background on SOMAFCO Housing Department

The Housing Department fell under the Chief Administration office of the complex. It had the housing officers whose principles duties were as follows; a) ensuring that accommodation was allocated according to set criteria, checking regularly that houses were looked after by the occupants, ensuring that maintenance and repairs work was done, and ensuring that occupants live amicably at all times and be aware of their problems and assisting in resolving them through the area residential committee,commissariat, and other political structures. According criteria that was used in allocating accommodation,this was allocated to ANC members: workers, teachers, students and the foreign nationals who worked as volunteers at SOMAFCO. The guesthouse was also available to the visitors.

 

Scope and Content Note

The Housing Department collection is comprised of 1.7 linear metres with one series :the Subject Files. It covers the years 1981-1991. this series documents procedures that were used to house the community of the complex. There are papers among the collection addressing housing problems in South Africa in comparison with others Countries. It also gives an insight into how and where the people of the complex used to stay, as well as problems they encountered.

 

 

Series I – Subject Files

 

Box 0001
0001. Allocation of houses, 1986-1987
0002. Circulars
0003. Commissariat, 1982-1983
0004. Correspondence, 1984-1985
0004a. Correspondence, 1984-1991

 

Box 0002
0005. Department personnel
0006. Department of Religious Affairs, 1989-1991
0007. Fumigation, 1985-1990

 

Box 0003
0008. General, 1982-1990
0008a. General – Correspondence, 1983-1986
0008b. General – Meetings
0008c. General – Reports

 

Box 0004
0009. Housing allocation, 1986-1989
0010. Housing Committee
0010a. Correspondence, 1981-1990
0010b. Reports, 1984-1989
0011. Housing forms, 1985
0012. Housing guides
0013. Housing inventory, 1988-1990

 

Box 0005
0014. Housing matters, 1981-1991
0015. Logistics, 1988-1990
0016. Mazimbu census, 1990
0017. Meetings/minutes, 1984-1989 (see box 6)
0018. Memoranda, 1984-1991
0019. Messages, 1990

 

Box 0006
0020. National Scholarship Committee
0021. National structures (ANC)
0022. News and Views (SOMAFCO publication), 1985-1988
0023. Papers on different issues
0024. Presidential Birthday Programme (O.R. Tambo), 1987
0025. Project Planning, 1987
0026. Requisitions, 1986-1991 (has 2 extra folders 0026a and 0026b)

 

Box 0007
0027. Social Order Unit, 1990
0028. Students’ affairs, 1980-1981
0029. Tanzania Housing Bank (booklet)
0030. Tenth Anniversary of SOMAFCO, 1989
0031. Workers

 

Series II – Residential Area

 

Box 0008
0001. Cashes – numbers: number 1, 1988-1990
0001a. Cashes – numbers: number 2
0001b. Cashes – numbers: number 3, 1989
0002. Copenhagen – numbers: number 1, 1988-1991
0002a. Copenhagen – numbers: number 2, 1989-1991
0002b. Copenhagen – numbers: number 3, 1987-1991
0002c. Copenhagen – numbers: number 4, 1983-1991
0002d. Copenhagen – numbers: number 5, 1989-1991
0002e. Copenhagen – numbers: number 6, 1988-1991
0002f. Copenhagen – numbers: number 7, 1987-1991
0002g. Copenhagen – numbers: number 8, 1987-1991
0002h. Copenhagen – numbers: number 9, 1987-1991
0002i. Copenhagen – numbers: number 10, 1987-1991
0002j. Copenhagen – numbers: number 11, 1987-1991
0002k. Copenhagen – numbers: number 12, 1988-1991
0002l. Copenhagen – numbers: number 13, 1987-1991
0002m. Copenhagen – numbers: number 14, 1985-1991
0002n. Copenhagen – numbers: number 15, 1989

 

Box 0009
0003. Day Care Centre, 1989
0003a. Day Care Centre, 1988-1991
0004. Double up Copenhagen, 1989
0004a. Double up House Number: 15, 1989
0004b. Double up House Number: 16, 1986-1991
0004c. Double up House Number: 17, 1987-1991
0004d. Double up House Number: 18, 1987-1991
0004e. Double up House Number: 19, 1987-1991
0004f. Double up House Number: 20, 1986-1991
0004g. Double up House Number: 21, 1987-1991
0004h. Double up House Number: 22, 1988-1991
0004i. Double up House Number: 23, 1989-1991
0004j. Double up House Number: 24, 1989-1991
0004k. Double up House Number: 25, 1985-1991
0004l. Double up House Number: 26, 1987

 

Box 0010
0005. Farm House Allocation, 1991
0005a. Farm House Number 1c, 1988-1990
0005b. Farm House Number 1d, 1988-1990
0005c. Farm House Number 2c, 1987-1991
0005d. Farm House Number 2d, 1987-1991
0005e. Farm House Number 3c, 1987-1991
0005f. Farm House Number 4c, 1987-1991
0005g. Farm House Number Pro, 1987-1991
0005h. Farm House Number, 1989
0006. New ILala, 1986-1990
0006a. New ILala, 1990
006B. New ILala House Number 36, 1987-1991
0006c. New ILala House Number 38, 1989-1991
0006d. New ILala House Number 39, 1989-1991
0006e. New ILala House Number 40, 1989-1991
0006f. New ILala House Number 41, 1987-1991
0006g. New ILala House Number 42, 1988-1991
0006h. New ILala House Number 43, 1987-1991
0006i. New ILala House Number 44, 1989-1991

 

Box 0011
0007. ILala, 1986-1991

 

Box 0012
0008. Old ILala, 1986-1989
0009. Kliptown, 1989-1991

 

Box 0013
0010. Odessa, 1990
0011. Old Clinic, 1989-1991
0012. Nursery boarding, 1989

 

Box 0014
0013. Tabora, 1989-1991

 

Box 0015
0014. Kongwa, 1989-1991
0015. Luenola, 1989-1991
0016. Tuck shop
0016a. Town Kikhonola, 1989

 

Box 0016
0017. Unit House Allocation, 1986-1991