U.S. Investments and Apartheid

by Rest of the News
Ithaca, New York, United States November 1974
Duration: 15:42
Type: Radio broadcast
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
The program reports that on November 12 South Africa was suspended from the General Assembly of the United Nations because of its policy of apartheid, or racial segregation. The program includes interviews Mr. Thami Mhlambiso, UN representative of the African National Congress (ANC), the chief resistance organization in South Africa; and David de Beer, a white South African "banned" by the South African Government, who describes his personal experience of repression. The program says the music heard on the program is N'Kosi Sikelele Afrika, the anthem of the ANC as well as of the African countries Tanzania and Zambia. The program discusses Bantustans (homelands), the Indian and Coulored communities, Minister of Information Connie Mulder, the Industrial Conciliation Act, the International Labor Organization, the defense budget, a democratic state, political prisoners, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, schools, separate development, the gold mines, the pass book, pass violations, jail, investment, General Motors (GM), Britain, Ford, disinvestment, the Afrikaner community, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), draft resistance, the Transkei, prison, the urban areas, Business Week, Extension of University Education Act, Admiral Bierman, the Olympic Games, schools, segregation, pass violations, wages, working conditions, land, the withdrawal of investment, France, Britain, white students, conscience objection to military service, whites only signs, U.S. firms, western military involvement, Pentagon officials, the Security Council, separate entrances, the black population, a migratory labor force, foreign businessmen, profit, banning, a trade union building, arms sales, joint maneuvers, strikes, and Western powers. Photograph credit: UN Photo by T. Chen

Used by permission of former members of the Rest of the News.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight