[This Supplement covers the activities of the Africa Project from December, 1974 through June, 1975.]

by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC, United States
about July 1975
18 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The document covers activities of the Africa Project from December, 1974 through June, 1975, expanding on the December 1974 Interim Report and discussing new activities since then. The report concludes that South African blacks cannot rely upon white South Africans to support the black struggle for freedom and self-dignity. Also, sophisticated police tactics are regularly and ruthlessly used against black emancipation efforts, and leaders of progressive black groups are daily threatened with loss of life, liberty and family life. The report discusses the Supreme Court of South West Africa, Lutheran Bishop Leonard Auala, Anglican Bishop Suffragen Richard Wood, the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), Thomas Komati, Messrs. Taapopi and Kashea, Chief Justice of the Appellate Division, Beyers Naude, Dot Cleminshaw, the Schlebusch (renamed Le Grange) Commission, Rev. Theo Kotze, the Minister of Justice, Professor Lawrence Church, the Cape Supreme Court, Neville Alexander, T. Michael Peay, SASO (South African Students Organization), BPC (Black People's Convention), pro-Frelimo rallies, detainees, the Terrorism Act, the General Law Amendment Act, People’s Experimental Theater (PET), Theater Council of Natal (TECON), Students Representative Council (SRC) of Turfloop, the Suppression of Communism Act No. 44 of 1950, police, deterring and/or preventing foreign investment, Sipho Buthelezi, "Saths" Cooper, Lindane "Muntu" Myeza, Mosiuoa Lekota, Aubrey Mokoape, Nkwenke Nkomo, Pandelani Nefolovhodwe, Gilbert Sedibe, "Strini" Moodley, Zithulele Cindi, Rubin Hare, Sadecque Variava, Professors Laurence Tribe and Harold Berman of the Harvard Law School, the Pietermaritzburg Thirteen Trial, the Unity Movement, Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole, ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union), African National Council, Rhodesian settlement talks, Catholic University Law School Dean E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr., Amnesty International, U.S. Information Service, Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Douglas P. Wachholz (Coudert Brothers of New York), Peter Weiss (Weiss, Dawid, Fross & Lehrman of New York), Michael Davis (Rogers, Hoge & Hill of New York), U.S. Department of Commerce, trade missions to Namibia, United States' international legal obligations, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Theo-Ben Gurirab, David Carliner, William B. Taffet, John Parilla, U.N. Council for Namibia, apartheid, the Rule of Law, and fundamental human rights. • Direct Legal Assistance in Southern Africa • Public Floggings and Repression in Ovamboland • Mass Arrests in Windhoek • Schlebusch Commission Contempt Trials • Peiser v. van Niekerk and the Sunday Times • Buthelezi v. To The Point • Alexander v. Minister of Justice • SASO & BPC Detentions and Trial • Rhodesia Torture Case • Sithole Detention • Domestic Legal Action • American Committee on Africa v. The New York Times • Diggs v. Dent • Ben Gurirab Visa Matter • Postscript
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Africa Project (Douglas Wachholz collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections