A PROPOSAL to the Officers and Directors of the Napa Valley College Foundation FOR FULL DIVESTMENT from companies that do business in South Africa

by Charles Raymond, Napa Valley College Students for a Free South Africa
St. Helena, California, United States
Undated, apparently 1985
Publisher: Napa Valley College Students for a Free South Africa
19 pages
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe
Language: English
The document says so far, twenty major cities, six states, and an untold number of churches, trade unions, foundations, credit co-ops and individuals have made the decision to divest from companies that do business in South Africa. The report includes quotes by Prime Minister J.B. Vorster; Albert Luthuli, late leader of the African National Congress (ANC); Allan Boesak, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches; John Gaetsewe, General Secretary of the banned South African Congress Trade Unions (SACTU); Stephen Zunes, writing in the Progressive magazine; a publication by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); and a publication by the UC Divestment Coalition (University of California Divestment Coalition). The document includes a reprint of a magazine article "Is Reconciliation Possible in South Africa? An Interview with Allen Boesak" by David A. Hoekema. The document discusses Bantustans, the Sullivan Principles, the Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, Union Carbide, Owens Corning Fiberglass, Dow, ITT, Chase Manhattan, American Horne Products, Tenneco, Texaco, Caltex, the Napa Valley College Foundation, political rights, group areas, kwashiorkor, scurvy, pellagra, tuberculosis, cholera, malnutrition, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, black domestic servants, passbooks, the South African Institute of Race Relations, the Native Laws Amendments Act, the infant mortality rate, health care, pass laws, townships, squatter camps, "homelands", "separate development", denial of the right to vote, detention, torture, imprisonment, death, Amnesty International, political detainees, the "banning order", political repression, the press, Donald Woods, the Group Areas Act, the 1913 Land Act, "black spots", influx control, black protest, civil rights, the anti-pass campaign, Mahatma Gandhi, the Bantu Education Act, the Population Registration Act, the Sharpeville Massacre, the police, Black Consciousness, Steven Biko, the South African Student's Organization (SASO), the Black People's Convention (BPC), Dr. Pearl Marsh, coal-to-oil, SASOL, Fluor Corporation, the United Democratic Front (UDF), the new constitution, Parliament, issues, rent, bus fare, union actions, mass demonstrations, treason, businessmen, Coloreds, Indians, Connie Mulder, Gwendolen M. Carter, Patrick Lekota, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the Krugerrand, the arms embargo against South Africa, Sean Gervasi, Carter administration, the Reagan administration, South Africa's nuclear industry, the South African Atomic Energy Board, a nuclear bomb, the United Nations (UN), nuclear cooperation, the Export-Import Bank, comprehensive sanctions, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Herman Nickel, IBM computers, prisons, the Stock Exchange, the armaments industry, Newmont Mining, Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, U.S. Steel, Babcock & Wilcox, Allis Chalmers, uranium, GM (General Motors), Ford, Chrysler, Caterpillar, a National Keypoint Industry, civil unrest, war production, Firestone, Goodyear, Mobil, Elizabeth Schmidt, the petroleum industry, cheap labor, military expenditures, mineral exports, balance of trade deficits, John Sears, Stuart Spencer, Randall Robinson, Tamsanqua Tambule, the State Department, Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, FOSATU (Federation of South African Trade Unions), disinvestment, J.D. Rockefeller, sports, the Olympics, C.F. Beyers Naude, violence, peaceful demonstrations, Soweto, peaceful change, and Western governments. • APARTHEID • AMANDLA NGAWETHU! • U.S. POLICY • CORPORATE INVESTMENTS • DIVESTNENT
Collection: John Harrington's South Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections