ANC digitises its history

2013-05-01 11:22

A detailed history of the ANC will now be accessible on the internet.

According to The Star report, thousands of documents, photographs, sound files and video tapes will be digitised and uploaded onto an ANC archive website.

Until now, all of the party’s history had been held in physical form at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape.

The digital archive project began in the build-up to the ANC’s centenary celebrations last year, with the party collaborating with the university and satellite TV-service provider MultiChoice.

President Jacob Zuma attended a ceremony for the handing over of the digitised material in Sandton where he welcomed the initiative.

“There was a challenge to tell the story in its details,” he said.

“It is very long, and very complex, and some of it is very hidden. The challenge was to bring all of this together so that anyone who wants to visit any aspect or point in our struggle can easily do so.”

Users will have to apply to access the site, which is on

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