Transcript of tape recordings made in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, covering life of Henry Selby Msimang in South Africa and his involvement with the African National Congress, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, etc.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcript of tape recordings made in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, covering life of Henry Selby Msimang in South Africa and his involvement with the African National Congress, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Selby Msimang (1888 - ?) was the son of Joel Msimang, founder of the Independent Methodist Church of South Africa. From 1903-1907 he studied at the Kilnerton Training Institution, Pretoria and Healdtown, Cape, qualifying as a teacher. As a clerk for Pixley Seme he was present at the founding of the African National Congress in 1912. In 1920 he helped to form the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union and throughout the 1920s-30s he was a member of the ANC National Executive. In 1948 he was elected to the Natives' Representative Council for Natal. He was among the founder members of the Liberal Party in 1953

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Part of the Southern African Materials Project 1973 - 1976 organised by the Centre for International and Area Studies (see comp. Brian Willan, ed. Patricia M. Larby The Southern African Materials Project (1980) [Ref WHO16 437019].

Note

SAMP 685

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