Alliances

Partners in the struggleThe ANC has alliances with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU).

Olaf Palme Memorial Lecture

Olaf Palme Memorial Lecture on Disarmament and Development with speeches by Oliver Tambo and Allan Boesak.

Poster: 1951 Defiance Campaign

Poster published by the ANC in 1984; designed by Thami Mnyele; printed by Caledonian Press, London. The photograph shows blind trade union leader Violet Hashe addressing a crowd in Johannesburg at the start of the 1951 Defiance Campaign; picture from Drum Magazine. Poster: ... to organise our womenfolk into a powerful, united and active force for revolutionary change. This task falls on men and women alike - all of us as comrades. FORWARD WITH THE YEAR OF THE WOMEN!

Poster: Vuysile Mini

Vuysile Mini - SACTU organiser, ANC militant, poet and composer: Executed 1964. Poster produced by or on behalf of SACTU (maybe by MEDU in the early 1980s?). Poster: NANTS' INDOD' EMNYAMA BEWARE! BEHOLD THE ADVANCING BLACK MASSES VUYISILE MINI SACTU ORGANISER, ANC MILITANT, POET AND COMPOSER: EXECUTED 1964 THE PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN UP HIS SONG

Poster: Socialist Party in The Netherlands Mandela tour

Poster produced by the Socialist Party (*) in The Netherlands for their Mandela tour in the Fall of 1990 in support of the (recently unbanned) ANC. (*) opposition party, not to be confused with the Dutch Labour Party. Poster: Zaterdag 3 november HILVERSUM DE TAGRIJN Gruppo Sportivo Personnel Martin Richardson Herb Mews & The Mules MANDELA TOUR OP INITIATIEF VAN DE SP TEN BATE VAN HET ANC

Poster: Tribute to Dulcie September

Poster produced by the ANC office in Paris as a tribute to Dulcie September, ANC representative in France, assassinated in March 1988 in Paris. Poster: MOBILISE, DON'T MOURN (RIPOSTONS PAR LA MOBALISATION) SUPPORT THE ANC (SOUTIEN A L'ANC) COMPREHENSIVE SANCTIONS NOW (SANCTIONS GLOBALES IMMEDIATES)

Solomon Mahlangu work brigade

The Solomon Mahlangu work brigade. Brigades perform various tasks during important days in Mazimbu, refugee settlement of the ANC in Tanzania. 1979. Photographer: Eli Weinberg.

The technical staff of Mazimbu, ANC refugee settlement in Tanzania

The technical staff of Mazimbu, South African refugee settlement of the African National Congress (ANC) in Tanzania, 9 November 1979. Photographer: Eli Weinberg.

Theoretical training of guerillas in a camp of the African National Congress

Theoretical training of guerillas in a camp of the African National Congress, July 14, 1982. Photo and copyright: AND-Zentralbild Berlin, GDR.

ANC Cadres at the Mazimbu Community in Tanzania

During the exile years ANC taught its cadres the culture of responsibility on what it termed four pillars of struggle: Fight, Mobilize, Produce, and Learn. Cadres were encouraged to contribute their time in one of the four pillars as a sign of commitment to the struggling people of South Africa. Equipped with gardening tools, a team prepares to work in the fields.

NEC members representing the ANC at an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) forum

Members representing the ANC at an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) forum during the apartheid era.

Minutes and negotiations began the journey to democracy

When the National Party released Mandela from prison, talks began on the road to democracy in South Africa where all parties were invited to participate.

SOMAFCO: Nyerere Brigades

ANC encouraged comrades to actively participated in physical work activities. The programme was more on skills development training for self empowerment.

SOMAFCO: Female comrades of the Mandela Brigade

At Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). Female comrades of the Mandela Brigade, named after Nelson Mandela. ANC encouraged comrades to actively participate in physical work activities.

SOMAFCO: Male comrades of the Luthuli Brigade

At Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO), male comrades of the Luthuli Brigade, named after Chief Albert Luthuli.

SOMAFCO: Female comrades of the Nyerere Brigade

At Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). Female comrades of the Nyerere Brigade, named after Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) the first President of Tanzania. ANC encouraged comrades to actively participate in physical work activities.

Work brigades at SOMAFCO

At Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO), people working in the fields. ANC encouraged comrades to actively participated in physical work activities.

Oliver Tambo with children at SOMAFCO

Oliver Tambo with children at at Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO).

Opening of the ANC Holland Solidarity Hospital

Mendi Msimang (centre) was head of the National Education Council of the ANC, with Alfred Nzo (left) at the opening of the ANC Holland Solidarity Hospital at SOMAFCO, 1 May 1984. The hospital was planned and financed by a medical solidarity committee in Holland, with the ANC responsible for its construction. Additional equipment was supplied by Dutch supporters.

Crowds at the opening of the Holland Solidarity Hospital

Crowds at the opening of the Holland Solidarity Hospital at SOMAFCO on 1st May 1984. It was planned and financed by a medical solidarity committee in Holland, with the ANC responsible for its construction. Additional equipment was supplied by Dutch supporters.