ECSA Bulletin

(#149)
by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 12, 1994
14 pages
 The newsletter reprints newspaper and magazine articles including: four articles by John Carlin ("Mandela tell how he will tackle the future - and the past," "A sinning saint grapples with the legacy of evil," "Mandela discusses amnesty with right," and "Zulu king's new freedom alarms Buthelezi"), two articles by Chris McGreal ("ANC gives ifs blessing to increased arms exports" and "South Africa sets limit to optimism"), "Same Old Bureaucracy Serves New South Africa" by Bill Keller, "South Africa Proposes Amnesty for Political Criminals Who Confess," "Vote-rigging row rips the veil of democracy" by Fred Bridgland, "Land deal: The king's ransom" by Estelle Randall and Farouk Chothia, "Handing back the land is only the beginning" by Phillip van Niekerk, "Mandela beset by early headaches" by David Beresford, "Not killing the golden goose" by Reg Rumney, "The end of an era for Diakonia" by Tony Oosthuizen, "Bitter harvest from killing fields" by Karl Maier, and "deadly mine trade" by Leonard Doyle. The newsletter discusses President Nelson Mandela, national unity, Justice Minister Dullah Omar, the African National Congress (ANC), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), F.W. de Klerk, the National Party, the Verwoerd Building, place names, Minister of Housing Joe Slovo, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Tokyo Sexwale, Godfrey Mokate of the University of Witwatersrand, Gen. Johan van der Merwe, H.S. Pienaar, forced removals, squalid townships, schooling, apartheid, Peter Buckland, separate education departments, black schools, Soweto, Anne McLennan, the Transitional Executive Council, the South African Community Party (SACP), Chris Hani, American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl, killers, the neo-Nazi Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB), Parliament, the lifting of the United Nations arms embargo, Armscor, South Africa's weapons industry, the economic potential of the arms trade, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Western Sahara, Unita rebels in Angola, Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, the Commonwealth, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Derek Auret, the economy, unskilled migrant labor, Robert Mugabe, pardon to bombers, the Conservative Party, Ferdi Hartzenberg, Eugene Terreblanche, violence, the far right, the Freedom Front, Brian Currin, Lawyers for Human Rights, KwaZulu-Natal, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Empangeni, Durban, voters, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Mervyn Frost, Harry Gwala, reconciliation, Jacob Zuma, King Goodwill Zwelethini, Dr. Sandy Johnstone, the KwaZulu Ingonyama Trust Act, the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly, Andre Fourie, Cyril Ramaphose, Blade Nzmane, an illegitimate Bantustan structure, Roelf Meyer, Coenie de Villiers, a zealous campaign to eliminate “black spots,” Charlestown, Christine Xaba, the 1913 and 1936 Land Acts, farmland, the World Bank, land reform, Minister of Land Affairs Derek Hanekom, the ANC Land Commission, commercial white farmers, black farmers, Dries Bruwer, the Transvaal Agricultural Union, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Frank Mdlalose, Winnie Mandela, Xoliswa Falati, the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), Ben Turok, the Freedom Charter, the Small Business Development Corporation, the Durban and Districts Council of Churches (DDCC), Paddy Kearney, Archbishop Denis Hurley, the Natal Council of Churches, Liz Mkame, security force raids, detentions, states of emergency, Sue Brittion, P.W. Botha, Ian Mkhize, Joseph Mdluli, conscience objectors, the End Conscription Campaign, emergence of stronger trade unions, voter education, Daphne Goad, Liz Mkame, Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandala, Lila Joaquim Gomes, Vernon Joynt, Jonas Savimbi, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Mechem Consultants Ltd., Denel, the South African Defence Force (SADF), landmines in Mozambique, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Mangange, Malange, Guy Lucas, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, Steven Goose, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Royal Ordnance, Hunting Engineering Ltd., Thorn EMI Electronics, Babcock Energy Ltd., UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Oxfam, mine clearance, the European Union, Third World countries, Daimler Benz, Fiat, Bofors, Dynamit Nobel, and Valsella Meccanotecnica S.p.A., the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the 1980 UN Inhuman Weapons Convention.
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