African National Congress

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

African National Congress

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • South African Native National Congress, 1912-1923

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



The African National Congress, or ANC, was founded 8 January 1912 as the South African Native National Congress. The organisation was renamed the African National Congress in 1923 and in 1961 it formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe, or 'Spear of the Nation.'


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




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