Missions & Movements

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
November 19, 1979
2 pages
The newsletter reports a research assistant at the Institute of Strategic, Studies of the University of Pretoria (ISSUP), Michael Sinclair, is due in Washington on November 21 as a guest of the U.S. government's International Communication Agency. Professor J.D. van der Vyver of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is to participate in a Colloquium on the International Protection of Religious Freedom co-sponsored by the International Institute of Human Rights of Strasbourg, France, and the University of Santa Clara at the latter's campus in California. He convened the First South African International Conference on Human Rights in January this year at Cape Town. The newsletter reports John Maree, economics instructor at the University of Cape Town, is another ICA guest, due to arrive shortly; he is author of a history of labor unions in South Africa and several years ago was associated with an explosives firm in South Africa. Another South African economist, Dr. Hazel Suchard, is on tour in the U.S., lecturing on poverty in Soweto. The newsletter reports two U.S. lawyers on the staff of the House of Representatives Standard of Official Conduct Committee - R.A. Bermingham and A.R. Randolph - are in South Africa investigating the involvement of American citizens in South Africa's Department of Information scandal. The Rand Daily Mail reports that Botha has established a commission of leading businessman and academics under the direction of his economic advisor, Dr. Simon Brand, to determine the economic tactics of a 'total-strategy' as part of Botha's policy of drawing all sectors into his plans for a strong "anti-Marxist" front in Southern Africa. The newsletter reports former Washington, D.C., mayor Walter Washington, now associated with a leading legal firm, is attending a conference called 'Free Enterprise and the Individual' at the University of the Witwatersrand; another black American, Dr. Walter Williams, professor of economics at Temple University, is a conferee. The Rand Daily Mail also reports that the 1980 World Congress of the International Advertising Association is to be held in Durban next May; Americans will be there in force. The newsletter discusses Colonel Philip Katz; the Asia-Pacific Defence Forum; To The Point; Afrikaner Potchefstroom for Christian Higher Education; the State University of New York, Binghamton; Cornell University; Yale University; the Southern African Research Program; Leonard Thompson; the Wiehahn Commission; Foreign Minister Pik Botha; Harry Oppenheimer, chairman of Anglo American Corporation; the National Party; Labour Party; Coloured Representative Council; the Progressive Federal Party; ISCOR; ESCOM; steel; electricity; Advertising Age; BBDO; McGraw-Hill Publications; Senator Owen Horwood; the American Legion; the Citizen; and the Sunday Times.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root