i.d.a.f. news notes

by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Geoffrey Wisner (editor), Dennis Brutus, Kenneth Carstens
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
August 1982
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
The newsletter says the South Africa's attempt to give two chunks of territory to Swaziland illustrates some of the uses and paradoxes of apartheid. The newsletter includes the full text of the statement dictated by union organizer Dr. Neil Aggett (taken down by Sergeant Aletta Gertrude Blom) 14 hours before Aggett was founded hanged in his cell at John Vorster Square. The newsletter discusses the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African National Congress (ANC), kaNgwane, kwaZulu, Enos Mabuza, Gatsha Buthelezi, Sam Nujoma, South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker, UNITA, South African Defense Force (SADF), Dirk Mudge, Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), Cuban troops, Contact Group, President’s Council, Soweto, Johan Coetzee, Security Police, George Costa, President Samora Machel, Joseph Mavi, South African Confederation of Trade Unions, Newspaper Regulation Amendment Bill, Minister of the Interior Chris Heunis, Dutch Reformed Church, Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African Council of Churches, Princeton Lyman, UNTAG, General Vernon Walters, Front Line States, Dr. Nthato Motlana, Albertina Sisulu, Ellen Kuzwayo, Piet Koornhof, Magnus Malan, Shell Oil, P.W. Botha, "Pik" Botha, President dos Santos, Oliver Tambo, Brand Fourie, Danie Hough, Adriaan Eckstein, National Resistance Movement (MNR), Prime Minister Magube, Martin Dilinchek, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the kwaNdebele bantustan, the Ngwavuma area, Black Administration Act, Nationalist Party, F.W. de Klerk, Hidipo Hamutenya, gold, black miners, Church of England, Federation of International Football Associations, Marius Barnard, the Progressive Federal Party, National Automobile and Allied Workers Union (NAAWU), Mike Hoare, Alfred Nzo, Tshifhiwa Isaac Muofhe, Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), Harry Oppenheimer, Dr. Robert Price, Neil Mitchell, King Sobhuza II, Roman Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, ZIPRA (Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army), GM (General Motors), VW (Volkswagen), Ford, Transkei, and Theo-Ben Gurirab. Contents: A Double-Edge Land Deal • NEWS NOTES NEEDS YOUR HELP • SOUTH AFRICA ON SLIDES • Tribute to Ruth First • I, Neil Hudson Aggett … • Southern Africa News Calendar June and July 1982 • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING!
Used by permission of a former staff member of the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee.
Collection: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee (Geoff Wisner collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections