Office Bearers

African National Congress

On 8 January 2012 the African National Congress (ANC) will be celebrating its centenary. As part of the uKhongolose: ANC and South Africa’s Struggle for Freedom feature, SAHO will be updating the presidential profiles of all the ANC presidents since its formation in 1912. Updated biographies will be highlighted each month during 2012.

Below is a list of all ANC office bearers since its founding in 1912 with each name linked to a biography.

Full Name Position (Period) Affiliations
Abrahams, Peter

Cape Members (1927)

African National Congress (ANC)
Bernstein, Lionel Rusty African National Congress (ANC) Lives of courage South African Communist Party (SACP) Treason Trial 1956-1961 uMkhonto weSizwe (MK)
Bunting, Brian Percy African National Congress (ANC) Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) Lives of courage South African Communist Party (SACP)
Cachalia, Firoz African National Congress (ANC) Black Students Society (BST) Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC) United Democratic Front (UDF)
Calata, Rev. James Arthur

General Secretary (1936 - 1949)

African National Congress (ANC) Treason Trial 1956-1961
Carneson, Sarah African National Congress (ANC) Black Sash Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) South African Communist Party (SACP) Young Communist League (YCL)
Cherry, Janet African National Congress (ANC) Black Sash End Conscription Campaign (ECC) Lives of courage National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) United Democratic Front (UDF)
Dube, John
Langalibalele
(Mafukuzela)

President (1912 - 1917)

African National Congress (ANC) Liberation Struggle in South Africa
Dunjwa, J. M.

Vice President (1926)

African National Congress (ANC)
Ebrahim, Ebrahim Ismail African National Congress (ANC) Natal Indian Congress (NIC)
Ebrahim, Gora African National Congress (ANC) Pan Africanist Congress (PAC)
Fenyang, Walton Zacharias African National Congress (ANC)
Fraser-Moleketi, Geraldine African National Congress (ANC)
Goldberg, Denis Theodore African National Congress (ANC) Lives of courage South African Communist Party (SACP) South African Congress of Democrats (COD) uMkhonto weSizwe (MK)
Grendon, Robert

Cape Members (1927)

African National Congress (ANC)
Gumede, Josiah Tshangana

President (1927 - 1930)

African National Congress (ANC)
Hlubi, Mark

Cape Members (1927)

African National Congress (ANC)
Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed "Kathy" African National Congress (ANC) Lives of courage South African Communist Party (SACP) South African Indian Congress (SAIC) Transvaal Indian Congress (TIC) Treason Trial 1956-1961 Young Communist League (YCL)
Khaile, Eddie J.

General Secretary (1927 - 1930)

African National Congress (ANC)
Leshoai, Sam

Exec. Comm. Member (1919)

African National Congress (ANC)
Libate, Carl Joseph

Exec. Comm. Member (1925)

African National Congress (ANC)
Lichabe, Sam

Exec. Comm. Member (1919)

African National Congress (ANC)
Luthuli, Chief Albert John

President (1952 - 1967)

African National Congress (ANC) Lives of courage Treason Trial 1956-1961
Mabandla, Brigitte Sylvia African National Congress (ANC)
Mabaso, C. S. African National Congress (ANC)