i.d.a.f. news notes

by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Mankekolo Mahlangu Ngcobo, Kenneth Carstens, Geoffrey Wisner (editor)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
April 1983
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
The newsletter includes an article about women in South Africa. A sidebar ”ARMED FORCES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” compares the armed forces of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe with that of South Africa. IDAF continues to provide legal defense for political prisoners in Southern Africa as well as food, clothing and other humanitarian aid for their families. The newsletter includes a review of Transvaal Episode by Harry Bloom. The newsletter discusses the Soweto Action Committee, Soweto Committee of Ten, the Terrorism Act, Azanian People’s Organization, African National Congress (ANC), Coloured Labor Party, pass laws, Baragwanath hospital, Helen Joseph, Lilian Ngoyi, Fatima Meer, Federation of South African Women, Black Consciousness groups, Winnie Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Deborah Matshoba, President Samora Machel, East Rand Administration Board, MNR, President Kenneth Kaunda, Prime Minister P.W. Botha, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, destabilization, KwaZulu Chief Minister Gatsha Buthelezi, "Pik" Botha, Magnus Malan, UNITA, SWAPO, communism, political refugees, Group Areas Act, African Food and Canning Workers Union, Detainees’ Parents Support Committee, FOSATU, Neil Aggett, KaNgwane Chief Minister Enos Mabuza, South African Air Force, SADF, Allan Hendrickse, Helen Suzman, George daCosta, Eloff Commission, World Council of Churches, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Paolo Jorge, Cuban troops, mercenaries, Front Line States, Perez de Cuellar, Johan Coetzee, South African Council of Churches (SACC), strategic minerals, Reagan Administration, House Subcommittee on Africa, Howard Wolpe, UN Human Rights Commission, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, ZAPU, Joshua Nkomo, Dumiso Dabengwa, International Committee of the Red Cross, Atomic Energy Corporation, KTC squatter camp, Robert Mugabe, QwaQwa, KwaNdebele, Contact Group, President Sebe of the Ciskei bantustan, Frank Wisner, FNLA, Jonas Savimbi, N.G. Sendinkerk, Sharpeville Massacre, Chester Crocker, Jerry Mosololi, Simon Mogoerane, Thabo Marcus Motaung, Anthony Tsotsobe, Johannes Shabangu, David Moise, Archbishop Hurley, Southern African Bishops Conference, Thozamile Gqweta, Fanie Botha, Joe Thloloe, MWASA, Philip Dlamini, Committee to Protect Journalists, Helmut Kohl, Franz Joseph Strauss, and Hans Dietrich Genscher. Contents: Servants, Mothers, Organizers: Women Under Apartheid • Rifles and Shirt Collars • Southern Africa News Calendar February and March 1983 • Acronyms and Abbreviations
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