NAMIBIA AND NAMIBIA DAY

by Bay Area Namibia Action Group
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, August 1977
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
The report summarizes the recent history of Namibia, from being a German colony to a mandate being given to South Africa to oversee progress towards independence, to South Africa enforcing apartheid and occupying the Territory. In 1966, the World Court voted unanimously that South Africa's presence in Namibia was illegal and that South Africa must immediately withdraw from the Territory. In 1967, the United Nation's Council for Namibia was established by the UN General Assembly as the only legal authority to administer the Territory until its independence and to prepare it for independence. The report says in light of this repression and the threat to world peace, Namibia Day was established by the UN. The report discusses South Africa's illegal occupation, Turnhalle, bantustans, the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), Walvis Bay, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), self-determination, the Del Monte Corporation, sardine trade, Prexy Nesbitt, and Paul Isaacs.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections