ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
with Committee for Health in Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
August 28, 1995
10 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: Argentina
Language: English
 The newsletter discusses revelations of the roles of former lower and middle level policemen in Pretoria’s campaign against its opponents, including assassinations, torture, and murder. Flurries of denials are reaching all the way to Deputy President F.W. de Klerk. One of the former policemen is Paul Erasmus who served in the security force well into the 90's,after the ANC was unbanned and into last year’s elections. The newsletter says Erasmus’ new book recounts such dirty tricks as harassment of the late Helen Joseph, one the staunchest and persistent opponents of apartheid. The newsletter reprints newspaper and magazine articles including: "Government turns to NGO sector to save failing RDP," "Unions warn on economic policy," "President Nelson Mandela pays tribute to Beyers Naudé," "Interview with Beyers Naudé" by Heidi Villa-Vincencio, "RECONSTRUCTING AND DEVELOPING THE CHURCHES" by Albert Nolan, "Koevoet and their own 'Radio Moscow'" by Paul Erasmus, "S. Africa Fails to Stem Migrant Influx" by Lynne Duke, and "Shiny ghost town symbolizes South African illusion" by Michael Hill. The newsletter includes a leaflet by the Committee for Health in Southern Africa (CHISA). The newsletter discusses the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), Jay Naidoo, the National NGO Coalition, the Independent Development Trust (IDT), Kagiso Trust, the European Union, Horst Kleinschmidt, Rams Ramashia, Interfund, Deputy President Thabo Mbeki, the Transitional National Development Trust, Frank Meintjies, Finance Minister Alec Erwin, Eric Molobi, Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Naledi Tsiki, Professor Merlyn Mehl, Mamphele Ramphele, Glenys Kinnick, Shaheed Rajie, the National Development Agency, Sam Shilowa, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), Afrikaners, Braam Fischer, Betty de Toit, the Dutch Reformed Church,  the Christian Institute, the Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko, apartheid, police, SACC (South African Council of Churches), WCC (World Council of Churches), AACC (All Africa Council of Churches), Rev. Barney Pityana, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Professor Charles Villa-Vinencio, Saki Macozoma, Frank Chikane, Ovambo, Katature township, SWAPO, Operational Areas, Colonel Meyer, Oshakati, destabilization campaigns, illegal immigrants, Col. Daan J. Lotter, Maj. Danie Louw, jobs, AK-47s, KwaNdebele, Kwamhlanga, Norman Mathebe, the National Party, F.W. de Klerk, the African National Congress (ANC), homelands, Sipho Mawleka, and the Kwamhlanga Unemployed Peoples Association.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia