[Dear NBCSL Member, When I went to South Africa a few weeks ago…]

by Dumisani S. Kumalo, The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
November 28, 1994
Publisher: The Africa Fund
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to members of NBCSL (National Black Caucus of State Legislators). The mailing says when I was in South Africa a few weeks ago, President Nelson Mandela stressed to me the need to keep U.S. state legislators such as yourself involved with the reconstruction and development of a new South Africa. I am inviting you to participate in an exciting new program of The Africa Fund linking U.S. legislators with their counterparts in southern Africa. The mailing says the Southern Africa Task Force of the National Conference of State Legislatures has already issued a statement of intent "to work with The Africa Fund in developing projects that strengthen the democratic movement in South Africa"; the much awaited end of apartheid has also opened up opportunities for linkages with other countries in the region, such as Namibia and Zimbabwe. The mailing says to meet these new challenges, The Africa Fund is putting together a program to keep U.S. legislators such as yourself informed of important developments and help strengthen contact with your counterparts in southern Africa; we will organize a fact-finding mission by U.S. state elected officials to South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. In return, elected officials from southern Africa will also visit the United States. The mailing discusses the newly elected members of Parliament for the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging (PWV) region and the North-West region, reconstruction and development, and grassroots activists.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive