UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

ANC ARCHIVES

 

 

 

Norway mission, Oslo office

RECORDS, 1912-1995

(bulk dates, 1986-1994)

29 boxes (3.58 linear meters)

 

 

 

ACQUISITION: ANC Archive Committee

ACCESS: The collection is open to research.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photos are located in boxes 26-28.

PRINTED MATERIAL: Publications are located in boxes 9-20 and scattered throughout boxes 21-28.

COPYRIGHT: ANC Archive Committee

PROCESSED BY: Arrangement and description done under the auspices of a joint project between the University of Fort Hare and the University of Michigan. Primary processor, Kristine Palmquist, June 1999.

 

History

 

Following the banning of the African National Congress (ANC) as an illegal organization on 8 April 1960, The ANC operated underground. The ANC functioned internally as an underground organization and externally as an overseas organization. Oliver Tambo was sent overseas as the ANC acting president general and head of the external mission. External missions were opened in London, Accra, Cairo, and Dar-es-Salaam. Eventually the ANC had offices and representatives in 32 countries by 1980. The external missions worked to win support for the overthrow of apartheid by promoting the cause of the ANC and urging international economic pressure against the South African government.

 

The external missions worked to win support for the overthrow of apartheid by promoting the cause of the ANC and urging international economic pressure against the South African government.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The records of the ANC mission in Oslo, Norway consist of five series: CorrespondenceMinutesNewsclippingsPeriodicals, and Subject Files.

 

The Correspondence series (.2 linear meters) consists of letters, memos, and faxes spanning the years 1986 to 1994. These documents were sent and received between the Norway Mission, other ANC offices and missions, particularly those of the other Nordic countries, and other supportive organisations. Document topics include repatriation of ANC cadres, business matters, condolences, and planning for meetings, trips and conferences. Of particular interest is an unsigned copy of the letter sent to Nelson Mandela from the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcing his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

The Minutes series (.2 linear meters) consists of meeting minutes of the Fellesrådet for det sørlige Afrika (FsA) – the Norwegian Council for Southern Africa. Almost all materials are in Norwegian. These records span the years 1986-1993.

 

The Newsclippings series (.74 linear meters) is a subject file of sorts, comprised of clippings from various countries, including South Africa, Norway, and France. They have been kept in their original categories and order, with some folders pertaining to specific topics, and others containing articles on miscellaneous topics. Some of these include elections, violence, kidnapping attempts, and Chris Hani’s status as an up-and-coming “Young Lion” ready to challenge Mandela’s position. Of particular interest are the numerous French articles, found in the “Newsclippings – General” folders, concerning the assassination of Dulcie September in Paris.

 

The Periodicals series (.54 linear meters) includes press statements, newsletters and magazines published by the ANC, the ANC Youth League, ANC Cultural Workers, the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF), and the South African Communist Party (SACP), among others. Of particular note is the extensive collection of Mayibuye. All materials were published between 1980 and 1994.

 

The Subject Files series (1.9 linear meters) includes documents from 1983-1995 (with one item from 1955) in both English and Norwegian. The original categories and order have been kept, and there is overlap with both the Correspondence and Periodicals series. Topics of these records include planning for events and conferences in South Africa and Norway, various ANC departments and sections, political prisoners in South Africa, and social and political organisations. There are also extensive documents concerning the oil embargo against South Africa and ANC projects and project proposals.

 

 

Box 1

Correspondence

1. ANC Department of International Affairs, 1987-1994

2. ANC Finland, 1988-1990

3. ANC Missions, 1989-1993

4. ANC Treasurer General’s Office, 1988-1992

5. ANC Sweden, 1988-1990

6. ANC Youth League, 1989-1992

7. General, 1987 – 1993

8. Letters Sent, 1986

9. Letters Sent, 1987 –1989

 

 

Box 2

Correspondence

10. Letters Sent, 1990 –1991

11. Letters Sent, 1992

12. Letters Sent, 1993

13. Faxes Dispatched, n.d., 1990 -1994

14. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa), n.d., 1986 – 1991

 

 

Box 3

Correspondence

15. Lesotho Embassy, 1987

16. NGOs (Non-government Organisations) and Others, 1993

17. Nobel Peace Prize to Mandela, 1993 (i)

18. Nobel Peace Prize to Mandela, 1993 (ii)

19. Norwegian People’s Aid, 1989

20. Press Statements Received, 1988-1990

21. South African Embassy, 1992

22. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Africa Desk (Norway), 1987 – 1993

23. University of Oslo: re Albie Sach’s lecture, 1988

 

 

Box 4

Minutes

1. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) Minutes, n.d., 1986

2. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) Minutes, 1987 – 1988

3. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) Minutes, 1989

4. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) Minutes, 1990 (i)

 

 

Box 5

Minutes

5. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) Minutes, 1990 (ii)

6. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa) Minutes, 1991- 1993

7. Meetings of ANC Nordic Representatives, 1988-1989, 1991

8. 3rd & 4th Nordic Consultative meeting, 1989 – 1990

9. Nordic Front Line States Foreign Ministers meetings, 1990-1991

10. Regional Political Committee (RPC) meetings and report, 1987 – 1989

 

 

Box 6

Newsclippings

1. Bantustans, 1989-1990

2. Church in South Africa, the, 1988-1990

3. Ecology, n.d., 1988-1990

4. Economy, 1993

5. Land Question, 1990

 

 

Box 7

Newsclippings

6. Mandela, N.R., Visit to Norway, 1990-1991

7. Nobel Peace Prize, 1993

8. Talk about Talks, 1989

9. Talk about Talks, 1990 – 1991

 

 

Box 8

Newsclippings

10. General, 1986

11. Norwegian newspapers, 1987 (i)

12. Norwegian & english newspapers, 1987 (ii)

13. Norwegian newspapers, Nov – July 1988

14. Norwegian newspapers, June – May 1988

 

 

Box 9

Newsclippings

15. Norwegian newspapers, April – Jan 1988

16. Norwegian & english newspapers, 1988

17. Norwegian newspapers, Dec – May 1989

18. Norwegian newspapers, April – Mar 1989

 

 

Box 10

Newsclippings

19. Norwegian newspapers, Feb – Jan 1989

20. Norwegian & english newspapers, 1989

21. Norwegian newspapers, 1990

22. Norwegian & english newspapers, 1990

23. General, 1991 (i)

 

 

Box 11

Newsclippings

24. General, 1991 (ii)

25. General, 1991 (iii)

26. General, 1992 (i)

27. General, 1992 (ii)

 

 

Box 12

Newsclippings

28. General, 1992 (iii)

29. General, 1992 (iv)

30. General, 1993

 

 

Box 13

Subject Files

1. AISEC, 1988

2. ANC 79th Anniversary Celebrations, 1991

3.ANC 80th Anniversary Celebrations, 1992

4. ANC Consultative Seminar on Development Project, Johannesburg, Nov 1990

5. ANC Culture and Development Conference, 1993

 

 

Box 14

Subject Files

6. ANC Delegation Visit to Norway, April 1993

7. ANC Delegation Visit to Oslo, 1990

8. ANC Department of Education, n.d., 1986-1990

9. ANC Department of Health, 1985, 1989-1990

10. ANC Department of Human Resources Development, 1993

11. ANC Department of Information and Publicity, 1989-1991

12. ANC Donors Conference, Arusha, Feb 1991 (i)

13. ANC Donors Conference, Arusha, Feb 1991 (ii)

 

 

Box 15

Subject Files

14. ANC Donors Conference, Arusha, Feb 1991 (iii)

15. ANC Donors Conference, Arusha, Feb 1991: Memorandum regarding revised 1984 Development Plan for Dakawa (iv)

16. ANC Headquarters, includes correspondence, telexes, Mandela statements in Sweden, 1988-1992

17. ANC Legal and Constitutional Department, 1991, 1993. Includes correspondence on Govan Mbeki Fellowship Programme

 

 

Box 16

Subject Files

18. ANC Malibongwe Conference, Amsterdam, 1989-1990

19. ANC National Conference, Durban, 1991

20. ANC National Consultative Conference, Dec 1990

21. ANC Norway, includes Statements Released from the Oslo Office, 1989-1990

22. ANC Norway, includes statemnts, corrspondence) 1987, 1989,1990

 

 

Box 17

Subject Files

23. ANC Norwegian People Aid Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1993

24. ANC Policy documents, miscellaneous

25. ANC Policy Formulation Workshops, 1987

26. ANC Press Statements, n.d.

27. ANC Press Statements, 1989

28. ANC Press Statements, 1990

 

 

Box 18

Subject Files

29. ANC Press Statements, 1991

30. ANC Press Statements, 1992 (i)

31. ANC Press Statements, 1992 (ii)

 

 

Box 19

Subject Files

32. ANC Press Statements, 1993 (i)

33. ANC Press Statements, 1993 (ii)

34. ANC Women’s League [Section], 1987-1990

35. ANC Women’s League workshops, seminars and conferences, 1989 – 1991 (i)

 

 

Box 20

Subject Files

36. ANC Women’s League workshops, seminars and conferences, 1989 – 1991 (ii)

37. ANC Workshop, Norway, 1989

38. ANC Workshops on Dakawa, 1989 – 1990

39. ANC Youth League, includes Project Proposal, 1991 – 1992

40. Art and Culture in South Africa, 1990 – 1994 (i)

 

 

Box 21

Subject Files

41. Art and Culture in South Africa, 1990 – 1994 (ii)

42. Art and Culture in South Africa, 1990 – 1994 (iii)

43. Art and Culture in South Africa, Curriculum Development Proposal, 1990

44. Art and Culture in South Africa, including cultural boycott, 1984 – 1988

45. Athens Medical Centre (AMC), Correspondence re Invitation to Mandela to Greece , 1993

46. Border Region Project, 1991-1993

47. Calendar and Diaries, 1982, 1988

48. Cards received, ca 1990s

 

 

Box 22

Subject Files

49. Children and Health, 1986, 1990 -1991

50. Children under Apartheid, n.d., 1990

51. Children, includes documents in Norwegian and French), 1987-1993

52. Church, miscellaneous

53. CODESA (Congress for a Democratic South Africa), n.d., 1991 – 1992

54. Community Education Development Trust, Durban, 1992

55. Constitutional Issues, various papers, 1990 (i)

 

 

Box 23

Subject Files

56. Constitutional Issues, various papers, 1990 (ii)

57. Constitutional Issues, various papers, 1990 (iii)

58. Consultation on South Africa Debt Rescheduling, 1989 – 1990

59. COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), 1989-1990

60. COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions) Labour Trends in 1990 (incomplete), 1990

61. Det Norske Veritas Development, 1993

62. Paper (briefing): “SAIH, Interfund and Support to Development through Education and Training in a Transitional South Africa”, Dec1992

 

 

Box 24

Subject Files

63. Economy, 1993

64. Education in South Africa, 1986 – 1991 (i)

65. Education in South Africa, 1986 – 1991 (ii)

 

 

Box 25

Subject Files

66. Education in South Africa, 1986 – 1991 (iii)

67. Elections, 1992-1994

68. ERIC (Educational Resource and Information Centre) (health), c1988

69. FsA (Norwegian Council for Southern Africa), 1989-1991

70. Groote Schuur and Pretoria Minutes, 1990

71. Health In South Africa, 1989-1990

72. (The) Hunter-Gatherers (photocopy of publication), n.a., n.d.

73.Industrial Health Unit, Year Report, 1992

74. Inkatha, a Study, n.a., 1986

75. Inkululeko Cultural Group, 1990

 

 

Box 27

Subject Files

76. International Conference on “Anatomy of Hate”, Oslo, Aug 1990

77. International Conference: Southern Africa: Making Hope a Reality, June 1993

78. International Conferenceon Namibia, Oslo, Nov 1989. Includes paper on japan and Namibia, 1989

79. International Labour Conference, 1988

80. International Solidarity Conference, 1992-1993

81. International Solidarity Conference, 1993 (i)

82. International Solidarity Conference, 1993 (ii)

83. International Summer School, 1990

84. International Women’s Conference, Norway, 1989

85. International Workshop on Sanctions, 1990

 

 

Box 28

Subject Files

86. Invitations, n.d.

87. June 16, Soweto Day, 1990

88. Labour Leaders Renew Sanctions’ Call, 1990

89. Lekota’s Visit, 1993

90. Letter of Condolences for the Death of Holst, JJ, 1994

91. London Support Group, n.d.

92.Mandela, Nelson – Memorial Coin, 1991

93. Mandela, Nelson – 70th Birthday Concert, Rockefeller , includes photos, 1988

94. Mandela, Nelson visit to Norway, 1990. Mandela Reception Committee

95. Mandela, Nelson visit to Norway, 1992 (i)

96. Mandela, Nelson visit to Norway, 1992 (ii)

 

 

Box 28

Subject Files

97. Mandela, Nelson visit to Norway, 1992 (iii)

98. Maps, n.d.

99. March Against Apartheid, 1989

100.Matsila, Jerry – Japan, 1990

101. Mazimbu/Dakawa Maintenance Financial Reports, 1992-1993

102. Mbeki, Govan-Letter 1987

103. Message of Congratulations Upon Release of Nelson Mandela, 1990

104. Molefe, Popo, n.d.

105. Music, n.d.

106. National Children’s Rights Committee, 1993

107. National Council for Social Work Education, 1989

108. National Institute for Local Government and Urban Development, 1993

109. Negotiations, various papers, 1989 – 1991

 

 

Box 30

Subject Files

110. NFS, Information Pckage ibn Norwegian by FsA, 1989

111. Nobel Peace Prize, 1993

112. Norway’s Parliament and Constitution, 1990

113. Norwegian People’s Aid, 1983-1993

114. Notebook, 1989

115. Occupational Therapists, 1989-1991

116. Oslo Concert, 1991

117. Papers and Speeches. 1987-1988, 1991, 1993

118. People in Death Row in South Africa, 1988

119. Photographs

 

 

Box 31

Subject Files

120. Piliso, Mzwai, correspondence, 1992

121. Political Prisoners, 1988-1990 (i)

122. Political Prisoners, 1988-1990 (ii)

123. Projects, 1990 (i)

124. Project, 1990 (ii)

 

 

Box 32

Subject Files

125. Project Proposals, 1990-1993

126. Project Proposals, n.d., 1993 – 1994

127. Project Proposals, 1993-1994

 

 

Box 33

Subject Files

128. Rand Gay Organization, 1987-1988

129. Repatriation, 1990

130. Report: International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), “ICVA consultation on Uprooted People’s in Southern Africa”, June 1987

131. Right Wing, 1989-1993

132. SADCC / Nordic Countried Conference on cooperation between Churches, Feb 1988

133. Sanctions, 1987-1990

134. SARRED, Refugeess, Returnees and Displaced Persons in South Africa, 1988

 

 

Box 34

Subject Files

135. Sisulu, Walter, 80th Birthday, 1992

136. Slovo, Joe (Interview), 1988

137. Social Welfare, Draft ANCC Policy, c1990s

138.South Africa Economic Research and Training Project, 1989

139. South Africa Perspectives on the Political Situation-Paper, 1993

140. Sport, 1989-1990

141. Stockholm Declaration, 1988

142. SWAPO (South West African People’s Organization), 1989-1990

143. Sweden and South Africa, the Two Faces, n.d.

144. Tambo, O.R., Biography, 1993

145. Trade Unions miscellaneous, includes documents pf COSATU affiliates, 1986; 1992-1993

146. Women, 1992

 

 

Box 35

Subject Files

147. Women in South Africa

148. World Campaign Against Military Collaboration with South Africa, 1990

149. WUS Activities, 1983-1984

150. Youth of South Africa, 1990-1992

Periodicals

151. Afrika Informasjon

152. Miscellaneous Anti-Apartheid Documents, n.d.