M.A.C.S.A. News

(Number 25)
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin
April, 1973
12 pages
The newsletter discusses a visit to Madison of two exiled South African lawyers, Andrew Lukele and Winston Nagan to speak at the University Law School and in a public panel at the University United Methodist Church. The newsletter reports twenty-five Witwatersrand University students in Johannesburg were locked inside of offices of the General Electric Company for an hour; they were sitting in demanding answers to a questionnaire on black labor. The students were part of an economic research group that has started a campaign of sit-ins at British companies in South Africa. The newsletter includes an article on the role of students and the development of the student movement that discusses growing student unrest, 1973 bannings of student leaders in South Africa, SASO (South African Students’ Organization), NUSAS (National Union of South African Students), the University Christian Movement, the South African Institute of Race Relations, the Christian Institute, the United Party, and the Progressive Party; the article says the banned members of SASO are Steve Biko, Sath Cooper, Drake Koka, James Mafuna, Jerry Modisane, Strini Moodley, Harry Nengwekhulu and Barney Pityana; the article says the banned members of NUSAS are Neville Curtis, Paula Ensor, Clive Keegan, Sheila Lapinsky, Philippe le Roux, Dr. Richard Turner, and Christopher Wood. The newsletter reports that the Angola Comite of the Netherlands announced in October 1972 that the committee-organized boycott of Angolan coffee had apparently met with virtually complete success. The newsletter discusses the South African Students Non-Racial Sports Association, Gil Fernandez, Henry Hawkins, Amilcar Cabral, the Study Project on Christianity in Apartheid Society, Prime Minister B.J. Vorster, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa, U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, Alfred M. Escher, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the Suppression of Communism Act, the Trade Union Council of South Africa, and the International Defense and Aid Fund. Contents: SOUTH AFRICAN LAWYERS TO SPEAK • AFRO-AMERICAN ARTIST HELPS PAIGC CAMPAIGN • WISCONSIN AID TO PAIGC STILL GROWING • SOUTH AFRICAN JURISTS ANALYZE ONE LEGAL SYSTEM • NAMIBIA FOLLOW-UP • STUDENTS INSIDE GE IN SOUTH AFRICA • DISSENT IN SOUTH AFRICA SINCE SHARPEVILLE 1960 Part I • BLACK PAY AND WHITE UNIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA • SPEAKERS ON CHINA • DUTCH TRADE WITH ANGOLA DROPS SHARPLY • (RIGHT) ON WISCONSIN ! • BUILDING MACSA'S RESEARCH RESOURCES • REMEMBER TO SEND FUNDS FOR LEGAL DEFENSE AND AID • SUBSCRIPTION AND CONTRIBUTION FORM • ATTENTION PEOPLE WITH BLUE LABELS • BENEFIT CONCERT CHARLES DAVIS & CECIL LYTLE
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers