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
August 1984
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
Contents: "Outcasts in their Own Land" • Who are the Terrorists? • Our New Zip Code is 02238 • NOT FOR CHILDREN • Southern Africa News Calendar June and July 1984 • Note on Terminology • A Meager Turnout • News Notes Needs Your Help • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING! • Acronyms and Abbreviations. The newsletter includes testimony delivered by Ken Carstens, Executive Director of IDAF/USA, on June 21, 1984 before the Human Rights and Africa Subcommittees to examine the state of human rights in Zaire and South Africa. The newsletter includes a review of the book How to Commit Suicide in South Africa by Sue Coe and Holly Metz. The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), P.W. Botha, the State Security Council, the South African Institute of Race Relations, the Detainees' Parents Support Committee (DPSC), the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Magopa, Amnesty International, Father Timothy Stanton, Carl Niehaus, apartheid, Prime Minister Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, South African Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, the Citizenship Amendment Act, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the Black Sash, the UN arms embargo, Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), President Eduardo dos Santos, Kenneth Kaunda, the United Democratic Front (UDF), the Namibian Independence Party, the UN Council for Namibia, the Prohibition and Notification of Meetings Act, General Johan Coetsee, Oliver Tambo, Frelimo (Mozambique Liberation Front), Samora Machel, Johnny Makatini, South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Bishop Desmond Tutu, Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Church, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker, Sam Nujoma, Sam Ramsamy, the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee, the Commonwealth Games Federation, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Charles Sebe, the Ciskei bantustan, Lennox Sebe, Joe Garba, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Soweto, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, the US constructive engagement policy , Cuban troops, kaNgwane, kwaZulu, Gatsha Buthelezi, Enos Mabuza, Dennis Hurley, the South African Catholic Bishops Conference, Andrew Young, the USSR, Czechoslovak hostages, the International Red Cross, Jonas Savimbi, the Frontline States, T. Simon Farisani, Minister of Law and Order Louis Le Grange, Andimba [Herman] Toivo ja Toivo, David Kitson, Thabo Mbeki, Peter Mokgoba, John Dugard, the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Witwatersrand University, Fidel Castro, the National Council of Churches, Labor Party leader Allan Hendrickse, the Prohibition of Political Interference Act, the Nationalist Party, the Conservative Party, Andries Treurnicht, the Crossroads squatter settlement, Barend du Plessis, Owen Horwood, Orton Chirwa, Jeannette Schoon, the Anglo-American Corporation, the Chamber of Mines, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Bophuthatswana, the Local Authorities Franchise Bill, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, the Immorality Act, Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the Los Angeles Olympic Committee, Roland Hunter, Derek and Patricia Hanekom, Robert Mugabe, Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), Johannes Ngalo, Patrick Lekota, Harrison Dube, Inkatha, the Supreme Council on Sport in Africa, Peter McPherson, the Agency for International Development, and the Nkomati Accord. [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