UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

ZONAL YOUTH COMMITTEE , (Code: SYC)

 

RECORDS, 1970 – 1990

(bulk dates, 1984 – 1989)

3 Boxes (.3 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 (Nelly Nxumalo & Kulu Mushaka), October 2017

 

 

Historical background on SOMAFCO Zonal Youth Committee (SYC)

The Zonal Youth Committee (ZYC) was the sole organ that manage to survive when others were faced with problems. This led to a situation where all the load of political work generally in the region rested on the shoulders of the ZYC. The formation of the Zonal Political Committee(ZPC) was brought about by the series of discussions between the ZYC and the Directorate(the highest body of administrative structures) as a result of the ZYC’s initiative. Under the ZYC programme, among other things, all National Days were properly marked. The 2YC was politically organized and active in the region. It further strengthened the relations between Tanzanian Youth, particularly in joint politico-cultural activities. Although the focus here is based on the ZYC, there were other functions that generally the ANC Youth were involved in, i.e., the relations with other youth internationally.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

The Zonal Youth Committee is comprised of .3 linear metres and one Subject Files. It is one of the smallest collections. It documents youth political and cultural activities. It also contains information on various other programmes the youth were engaged in.

 

 

Series I – Subject Files

 

Box 0001
0001. Circular
0002. Correspondence, 1988-1990
0003. Elections, 1989
0004. Job description
0005. Minutes, 1988-1989
0006. Programme, 1987
0007. Publicity
0008. Register, 1989
0009. Reports, 1987-1989
0010. Requisitions, 1987-1989
0011. Seminar – Education for Revolution, 1984-1985
0012. Youth Social Centre, 1990
0013. Youth Structure

 

 

Other Youth Material

Box 0002
0014. Education, 1991
0015. Code of conduct
0016. Dar-Mazimbu, 1984
0017. Dar Zonal Conference, 1985
0018. East Africa Regional Conference, 1985
0019. International Union of Students, 1970-1989
0020. Meetings, 1986-1987
0021. National Youth Secretariat, 1978-1989
0022. Production Unit report on youth, 1984

 

 

Youth continued

Box 0003
0023. World Alliance: Youth in exile, 1988
0024. World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) Hungary, 1970/1986
0025. Youth Committee, 185-1989
0026. Youth Conference, 1982
0027. Youth Conference, 1986-1987
0028. Youth General, 1982-1984