SANNCSouth African Native National Congress
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On 8 January 1912, a group of African intellectuals founded the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), two years after Britain and the descendants of Dutch settlers had formed the Union of South Africa in which only the right of whites were protected.
The SANNC changed its name to the African National Congress (ANC) in 1923, broadening its appeal.
He argued that the political elite chose to remember him as a revolutionary and militant figure and simultaneously to forget the South African Native National Congress'(SANNC) betrayal in his lifetime.
WHEN OPENING THE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF the ANC (then called SANNC) on 8 January 1912, Dr Pixley ka Seme said: "Kings of the royal blood and gentlemen of our race, we have gathered here to consider and discuss a scheme my colleagues have decided to place before you ...
Other members of the "petit-bour geois class of mission-educated and consciously 'civilised' Africans of which he formed a part" included John Langalibalele Dube, first SANNC president; Pixley ka Isaka Seme; Alfred Mangena; George Montsioa; S.