Type of entity
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
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.'
Functions, occupations and activities
Mandates/sources of authority
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).