UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

FARM DEPARTMENT , (Code: SFD)

 

RECORDS, 1982 – 1990

(bulk dates, 1985 – 1987)

1 Boxes (.1 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 Farm Department

Apart from the establishment of SOMAFCO Secondary School, living accommodation, childcare facilities, hospital related workshops and infrastructure, the Mazimbu complex aimed to be self sufficient as regards to food production. Thus, the Farm project had had the following goals:

a) to achieve a standard whereby the whole complex would be self-reliant to maintain a population of app. 2.500 people through development of crop and animal-husbandry production and related manufacturing of products;
b) to develop and manage the Farm to standard to which could provide up to date training of the ANC cadres in all aspects of agricultural activities;
c) The Farm would not only feed the community of the complex, but was also geared to generate funds to pay for running costs, seeds, fertilizer, fuel etc. for subsequent years.

The agriculture activities were divided into three main sections:
1. Crop-production
2. Livestock and
3. Agriculture planning and implementation

 

Scope and Content Note

The SOMAFCO Farm is is comprised of. I linear meters with one series only: 
Subject Files. Apparently, not much information was collected in this series. It spans the years 1982-1990. Small as it might be, it documents important elements of the objectives of agriculture as was conceived and practiced at Mazimbu.

 

 

Series I – Subject Files

Box 0001
0001. Applications for training, 1990
0002. Correspondence, 1982-1990
0003. Curriculum Vitae, 1988
0004. Farm Committee, 1981,1985-1986
0005. Food processing, 1983-1987
0006. Meetings, 1985-1987
0007. Memoranda, 1984-1987
0008. Minutes, 1989
0009. Reports 1984-1987
0010. Telexes, 1984-1987