i.d.a.f. news notes

by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Geoffrey Wisner (editor), Kenneth Carstens
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
October 1982
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
The newsletter reports Ernest Dipale, detained under the Internal Security Act on charges of furthering the aims of the ANC, was found hanged in his cell. Gen. Johan Coetzee stated that the Palestine Liberation Organization had trained and armed ANC members on bases in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Lebanon. The newsletter reports Ruth First, 57, a prominent South African exile and widely known writer on African affairs, was killed by a letter-bomb at Eduardo Mondlane University, where she was the research director of the Center for African Studies. It also reports that the World Alliance of Reformed Churches suspended the membership of South Africa's two white Dutch Reformed Churches until they reject apartheid and help its victims. The newsletter includes a photograph of Mirage jet fighters near Pretoria. It discusses Barbara Hogan, Ruth First, the Contact Group, Oliver Tambo, the Nationalist Party, P.W. Botha, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, ZAPU, Tembi Hani, Temba Banzi, Hidipo Hamutenya, South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Gatsha Buthelezi, the Zulu king, Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African Council of Churches (SACC), Columbia University, Michael Sovern, mercenaries, Mike Hoare, UN Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG), Dr. Connie Mulder, "Muldergate," Conservative Party, Frederick van Zyl Slabbert, the Progressive Federal Party (PFP), Thelle Simon Mogoerane, Jerry Semano Mosololi, Marcus Thabo Motaung, Judge Curlewis, Hector Peterson, Fort Hare University, Ciskei Chief Minister Lennox Sebe, Eric Mntonga, South African Allied Workers Union (SAAWU), Front Line States, Sam Nujoma, Cuban troops in Angola, Minister of Police Louis le Grange, CIA, National Automobile and Allied Workers Union(NAAWU), Ford, Angolan Foreign Minister Paulo Jorge, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, Minister of Works John Rampata, Lesotho Liberation Army (LLA), MPLA, Gen. Charles Lloyd, South African Defense Force (SADF), Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), Oglesby-Lewis, Hans Smit, King Sobhuza II, Peter Gradwell, Donna Clark, Roggerio Chamusso, Sendingkerk (Mission Church), Dr. Allan Boesak, Constand Viljoen, Philip Myburg, UNITA, FNLA, ZANU, Noel and Allen York, Simbi Mubaka, Andries Treurnicht, de Klerk, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Adrian Bomba, Henry Kissinger, AFL-CIO, Vice President Bush, Patrick Maqubela, Mboniswa Maqhutyana, Seth Gaba, Allister Sparks, Eloff Commission, Roy and Roland Vincent, Armscor, arms sales, Steve Biko, Azanian People's Organization (Azapo), UN Resolution 435, the Reagan Administration, Administrator General Danie Hough, Dirk Mudge, Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), Caprivi African National Union (CANU), UN Secretary General Perez de Cuellar, Emerson Munangagwa, Black Sash, South African Institute of Race Relations, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Frank Wisner, European Economic Community (EEC), and the Detainees Parents Support Committee (DPSC). Contents: The ANC after Seventy Years, An interview with Themba Vilakazi, Boston Representative of the African National Congress • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING • IDAF WOMEN'S COMMITTEE • Southern Africa News Calendar August and September 1982 • "FORGET NOT OUR SISTERS" • SOUTH AFRICA ON SLIDES
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