SOUTH AFRICA: THE COUNTDOWN TO ELECTIONS

by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC, United States
July 1993
9 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Language: English
The newsletter reports that the parties to the multi-party negotiations over South Africa’s future agreed to hold the country’s first non-racial elections on April 27, 1994. The democratic transition in South Africa officially began in December 1991 when 19 political parties launched the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA), a multi-party negotiating forum. The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), the National Party, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the Conservative Party, and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). Contents: KEY ISSUES • Power-Sharing • Regional Powers • The Nature of the Constitution-making Process • TIMETABLE • THE MARGINALIZED PARTIES • Inkatha and the Bantustan Parties • The Pan Africanist Congress • The Conservative Party • Other Right-Wing Activity • SANCTIONS • ADDITIONAL OBSTACLES TO A SMOOTH TRANSITION
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections