[Dear ACOA Supporter, Summer is usually a slack time in organizational work--a transition from spring to fall]

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
September 1979
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Fundraising mailing about heavy workload during the summer. Interns from Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Kalamazoo, and the University of California assisted with several new publications: a) a critical analysis of the Sullivan Principles (a "code of conduct'' approach to change in South Africa); b) a profile of the Fluor Corporation, which is building huge new oil-from-coal facilities for the South African government; c) a discussion of the case for divestment from U.S. companies with investments in South Africa; d) an analysis of the report of South Africa's Wiehahn Commission, which resulted in cosmetic changes in labor legislation that actually strengthen rather than liberalize apartheid. ACOA’s campaign to stop financial assistance to South Africa has been bolstered by addition to the staff of Dumisani Kumalo, who is acting as coordinator of the Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa. The mailing mentions Richard Knight, Spanish Sahara, military assistance to Morocco, refugees from Western Sahara now living in Algeria and a shipment of medicine to them, the House Subcommittee on Africa, NBC, the U.N. Special Committee Against Apartheid, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa, ACOA Action News, budget deficit, propaganda, and a coalition of U.S. organizations. • Economic Involvement in South Africa • Self-Determination for Western Sahara • Zimbabwe-Rhodesia • The Tate-Coetzee Heavyweight Match
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections