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
April 1984
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
Contents: "The Most Critical Days" A Talk by Archbishop Trevor Huddles • Namibia's Future An Interview with Theo-Ben Gurirab of SWAPO • Southern Africa News Calendar February and March 1984 • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING! • Acronyms and Abbreviations. The newsletter includes excerpts from remarks by Trevor Huddleston, international president of IDAF and head of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, speaking with supporters of IDAF-USA at Sparks House in Cambridge on February 28, 1984. It also includes an interview with Theo-Ben Gurirab, UN representative of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), on April 7, 1984 conducted at Austin Hall at the Harvard Law School, where he was invited by Harvard's Black Law Students Association. The newsletter discusses Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ruth First, UN resolution 435, apartheid, Cuban troops in Angola, the Western Five, the Frontline States, the Contact Group, UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), Prime Minister P.W. Botha, South African Defence Force (SADF), the Internal Security Act, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker, President Samora Machel, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, the Ciskei bantustan, Anglo-American Corporation, Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), African National Congress (ANC), sanctions, the Department of African Education, the Reagan Administration, the Multi-Party Conference, Walvis Bay, Herman Toivo ja Toivo, Robben Island, Kassinga, Sacharia, Chief Minister Patrick Mphephu, Venda, Joe Slovo, the National Mineworkers Union, South African Council of Churches (SACC), Bishop Desmond Tutu, UN embargoes on the sale of oil and weapons to South Africa, the village of Mogopa, Bophuthatswana, Minister of Law and Order Louis Le Grange, South African police, UN Human Rights Commission, President Hastings Banda, Orton and Vera Chirwa, Sir Richard Attenborough, the United Democratic Front (UDF), Coloured Labor Party leader Allan Hendrickse, Lesotho Liberation Army, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), Soweto, Interior Minister Alexandre Rodrigues, Jonas Savimbi, the South African Congress Party, Sam Nujoma, Albertina Sisulu, South African Allied Workers Union (SAAWU), the UN Human Rights Commission, Alun Roberts, Rossing, Rio Tinto Zinc, the Dutch Reformed Church, the Mixed Marriage Act, the Immorality Act, Anglican churchmen, mass graves, the Rhodesian army, Armscor, South African missiles, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), divestment legislation, corporations doing business in South Africa, Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, the South African Catholic Bishops Conference, Allister Sparks, the Rand Daily Mail, Winnie Mandela, Bernard Simon, Transkei, Kaiser Matanzima, Julius Nyerere, Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, the commercial nuclear power plant at Koeberg, Thembinkosi Ngcobo, the Nkomati accord, Kenneth Kaunda, Progressive Federal Party (PFP), Secretary of State George Shultz, Sharpeville, Harry Belafonte, Arthur Ashe, Tony Randall, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Rita Moreno, Art Blakey and Sidney Poitier, Allan Boesak, Gatsha Buthelezi, kwaZulu, Oliver Tambo, Alfred Nzo, the Damara Council, Finance Minister Owen Horwood, military spending, the Lesotho Democratic Alliance, the Transkei Council of Churches, and rugby. [Note: 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