The Shell Boycott: The Faith Community's Response

by Center for South Africa Ministry
Pasadena, California, United States
October 30, 1988
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The report says a growing chorus of U.S. religious institutions have joined labor and anti-apartheid organization in endorsing the international boycott of Royal Dutch/Shell; the boycott will continue until the company stops supplying oil to the South African military and police forces and severs all economic ties with apartheid; as the boycott grows Shell cities various reasons why it opposes this effort; this paper will raise up the view of South African church and labor leaders to challenge Shell's arguments. The report discusses Shell South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, political rights, disinvestment, South Africa’s economy, stability, civil rights, justice under law, police, guns, unemployment for blacks, black South African leaders, the guidelines for disinvestment, black unions, Reverend Allan Boesak, Reverend Frank Chikane, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Sidney Mafumadi, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), investment, the South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), repression of the black majority, James Molatsi, and the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). [Note: the correct spelling of the name is Sydney Mufamadi.]
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections