i.d.a.f. news notes

(Issue No. 37)
by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Geoffrey Wisner (editor), Kenneth Carstens
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
November 1988
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
The newsletter requests contributions to IDAF’s fund to support political prisoners and their families when there are an unprecedented number of executions and of political trials in South Africa. The newsletter reports that Unisys, the second largest U.S. computer company, sold its South African subsidiary to a South African company; the chair of Unisys, former Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal, had long defended U.S. business in South Africa. The newsletter discusses Archbishop Tutu, Rev. Allan Boesak, President P.W. Botha, the "White Wolves," apartheid, Khotso House, the SACC (South African Council of Churches), the Detainees' Parents Support Committee (DPSC), the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, the ANC (African National Congress), the PAC (Pan-Africanist Congress), the UDF (United Democratic Front), Murphy Morobe, Vusi Khanyil, Mohammed Valli, Transkei Bantustan leader George Matanzima, economic sanctions, President Masire, the Front Line States, UNITA, Chester Crocker, President Mugabe, SWAPO, the SADF (South African Defence Force), Foreign Minster "Pik" Botha, Sam Nujoma, the Group Areas Amendment Bill, Veliswa Mhlawuli, the BBC documentary “Suffer the Children,” Sicelo Dlomo, Senator Paul Simon, the Delmas trial, Nelson Mandela, the Sharpeville Six, Soweto, Alfred Makaleng, UNHCR, OAU (Organization of African Unity), Allan Hendrickse, Coloured Labor Party (CLP), Botshabelo, QwaQwa, the Group Areas Act, Wynand Breytenbach, Walvis Bay, Jonas Savimbi, Black Sash, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), Inkatha, Danie Craven, the South African Rugby Board, Raymond Suttner, Zephania Mothopeng, Sydney Kentridge, Pope John Paul II, President Chissano, Cabora Bassa, President Hastings Banda, the Congressional Black Caucus, Michael Dukakis, Col. Qaddafi, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Clifford Ngcobo, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Congolese Liberation Party, the Railways and Harbor Workers Union, UNTAG, MNR, the Southern Sun Group, President Mobutu, George Shultz, President Houphouet-Boigny, Magnus Malan, Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Volk,the Soweto Students Organization, the Azanian Coordinating Committee, Conservative Party leader Andries Treurnicht, the Transvaal Students Congress, and the Port Elizabeth Youth Congress. Contents: Hiding the Story, Part 2 • Now Available from IDAF • Southern Africa News Calendar August, September and October 1988 • Subscriptions • Spate of Death Sentences • "Severest Censorship in the World"
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