Re: Denying the Vote: Apartheid Continues

by Adotei Akwei, The Africa Fund
with Human Rights Commission
New York, New York, United States
November 11, 1991
Publisher: The Africa Fund
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to Southern Africa Support and Human Rights Groups reporting on a November 4-5 general strike in South Africa involving 3.5 million workers. The strike was called by the African National Congress (ANC) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to protest the imposition by the deKlerk government of a 11% Value Added Tax (VAT). On November 2, the government increased the land allocated to the black homelands. In June, the government modified parts of the Internal Security Act, which continues to be used for repression of the government's opponents. Regarding the Land and the Population Registration Acts, the law prohibiting blacks from owning land were removed, but local ordinances to protect the residential standards of communities maintain racial segregation. The mailing includes the Human Rights Commission’s WEEKLY REPRESSION REPORT No. 44. The mailing also discusses the Ciskei State of Emergency, Brigadier Oupa Gqozo, the Public Safety Act, political prisoners, repression of gatherings, security police actions, the Land Act, the anti-apartheid struggle, Bophuthatswana, the Bop Defence Force, Bushy Molofe, a hunger strike update, the Inkatha Freedom Party, Chief Patrick Malozi, the KwaZulu Police, Siphiwe Mvuyane, Sifiso Zame, and deaths.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive