African National Congress Women's League

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

African National Congress Women's League

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Bantu Women's League
  • ANC Women's League

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1931-

History

The African National Congress (ANC) when it was formed in 1912, did not accept women as members. There was no broad women's organisation during the first decades of the ANC`s existence. In 1931 the Bantu Women`s League (BWL) was recognised as the women`s branch of the ANC. Its first president was Charlotte Maxeke. The BWL was mostly involved in passive resistance and concentrated on the fight against passes for black women. In 1943 women were formally admitted as ANC members. The ANC Women's League was formed in 1948.

Places

South Africa

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0110

Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Records 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).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Carole McCallum, August 2017.

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Script(s)

Sources

African National Congress Women's League. 2017. [ONLINE] Available at: http://womensleague.anc.org.za/show.php?id=3038. [Accessed 14 August 2017].

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