i.d.a.f. news notes

by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Kenneth Carstens, Trevor Huddleston, Geoffrey Wisner (editor)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
February 1984
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
Contents: Ciskei: The Bloodiest Bantustan • Namibian Maneuvers, An Interview with Archbishop Trevor Huddleston • Southern Africa News Calendar December 1983 and January 1984 • Thanks for Your Support • Rogues' Gallery • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING! • Acronyms and Abbreviations • The newsletter reports Most Reverend Trevor Huddleston, the international President of IDAF, before coming to Cambridge had travelled to each of the Front-Line States of Southern Africa, speaking to Presidents and Foreign Ministers in all the countries of the region about the political situation. The newsletter discusses Mdantsane township, Lennox Sebe, B.N. Pityi, Charles Sebe, Major-General Taillefer Minnaar, the Mapasa Special Warfare Center, Weskoppies Mental Hospital, the South African Allied Workers Union (SAAWU), Thozarnile Gqweta, Sisa Njikelana, the ANC (African National Congress), Diliswa Roxiswa, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, the Ciskei Armaments Corporation (Ciskor), Bophuthatswana, arms sales, Menachem Begin, the Ciskei Transport Company, Ruling with the Whip: Report on the Violation of Human Rights in the Ciskei, Nicholas Haysom, the University of the Witwatersrand's Center for Applied Legal Studies, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, the South African Catholic Bishops Conference, SWAPO, Sam Nujoma, Robben Island, Toivo ja Toivo, Hans Dietrich Genscher, the UN arms embargo against South Africa, Yitzhak Shamir, homelands, Chester Crocker, Azapo, Margaret Thatcher, the General Assembly, the UN Security Council, the Contact Group, comprehensive sanctions, Law and Order Minister Louis Le Grange, David Rabkin, the South African Communist Party (SACP), David Kitson, the Internal Security Act, Dieter Gerhardt, Ruth Gerhardt, the Mogopa township, the Minister of Native Affairs, Nthato Motlana, the Soweto Committee of Ten, MPR (Mouvement pour la Resistance), James Manchem, Koevoet, UNITA, Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson, the Department of Cooperation and Development, Matthews Tabane Ntshiwa, Nelson Mandela, P.W. Botha, the Swazi royal family, high treason, PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), MNR (Mozambique National Resistance), Aubrey Ngcobo, SADF (South African Defence Force), the International Press Institute, the Agency for International Development, Eddison Zvobgo, Minister of Defense Magnus Malan, Internal Affairs Minister F. W. de Klerk, Samora Machel, Kassinga, Cahama, Cuvelai, Mulondo, General Constand Viljoen, Mirage jet fighters, SAM-8 and SAM-9 missiles, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), the Soviet Union, Silvermine, Simonstown, Mikhail Vasilyevich Nikolaev, the Coloured Labor Party, Phillip Maseko, the Department of Education and Training, the National Education Union, British Medical Association, the World Medical Association , the Medical Association of South Africa, Steve Biko, Willie van Niekerk, Stanley Uys, the kaNgwane bantustan, Quakers, the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, Malisela Benjamin Moloise, David Ndaba, Zulu chief Gatsha Buthelezi, Inkatha, jerry Mosolol,. Simon Mogoerane, Marcus Mothaung, kwaZulu, UDF (United Democratic Front), Bill Hayden, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart, George McGovern, Cuban troops, AECI, the South African Chemical Workers Union, Ephraim Tshabalala, the UN High Commission for Refugees, Black Sash, Owen Horwood, Jerry Rawlings, and Jesse Jackson.  [Notes: Kassinga is an alternative spelling of Cassinga. Toivo's name is often spelled Toivo ya Toivo.]
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