The empowerment of disadvantaged youth today and ensure that they are the pioneers of South Africa and Africa’s future.


SOMAFCO Timeline

The Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (Somafco) did not emerge as a big bang and cannot be interpreted in isolation to South Africa’s journey to democracy. It is part of a continuum of history and the contributions of those directly and indirectly affected…read more


About Us

The Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) Trust is a South African youth development organization which draws its inspiration from the history of SOMAFCO, a college which was established by the African National Congress (ANC) on land donated to it by the Tanzanian government in 1977…read more

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If you are young and want to play a role in making sure that South Africa becomes the best country in the world, drop us a line on or visit the contact page. If you are an organization working with youth you can also contact us.

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The greatest gift is beginning life into the arms of the greatest teacher one could ever have. A teacher of love, compassion and fearlessness. They are like a beacon lighting up the future,but also reflected on the past by fond memories. The Somafco Trust wishes a Happy Mother's Day to all the beacons of the world, young and old, we appreciate the gift in you. ...

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The SOMAFCO Young Writers Competition was successfully launched at the Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein. The dialogue undertaken with grade 10's was rivetting and educational. We need to nurture our future because it is to them that we will one day handover all our toils.

Thanks to the Free State Education Department, the learners and teachers who participated in the program and contributed to its success. We too learnt alot!


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  • You eat an elephant a bite a time.Youth unemployment is an African elephant.We eradicate it an initiative at a time#ORUAI

Quotes By The Heroes

Tell my people that I love them and that they must continue the struggle, my blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. A luta continua
Solomon Mahlangu
As well as fighting the regime. We consciously prepared our people to play a meaningful role in a liberated South Africa. In this regard, we founded the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College in Morogoro, Tanzania, in 1979. When we approached the Tanzanian government with the idea of a school, they readily gave us land on which SOMAFCO stands today.
O.R.Tambo, 48th ANC National Conference, Durban
Just like I indicated that this is not a ordinary college, and I meant it, this college or rather the idea behind this college was to prepare the South African youth deprived of so many of its opportunities inside the country to prepare them to play a role not only in our struggle but a role in Future.
Chris Hani
Today, thanks to the great ventures in SOMAFCO, Mazimbu and Dakawa, that new society, envisaged in the Freedom Charter, in fact is being born.
O.R. Tambo

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