by Southern Africa Support Project
Washington, DC, United States
October 1984
4 pages
Contents: SOUTH AFRICA "PEACE" AGREEMENT: THE HIDDEN AGENDA • SOUTH AFRICA INSTITUTES CONSTITUTIONAL FRAUD; MASSIVE PROTESTS ENSUE • SOUTH AFRICA BUILDS SECRET TRADE NETWORK • SOUTHERN AFRICA WEEK Nineteen Eight-Four • A SOUTH AFRICA MOUTHPIECE GOES NATIONWIDE: THE WASHINGTON TIMES EXPANDS • COMMEMORATIVE CALENDAR • WHAT YOU CAN DO? • EDITOR'S NOTE • The newsletter reports that, after years of sponsoring counterrevolutionary groups trying to overthrow the Mozambique and Angolan governments, South Africa signed a "peace" accord with Mozambique and indicated a desire to do the same with Angola. Thousands of Black people, "Coloreds" or mixed-race people, and Indians took to the streets in South Africa this summer to protest so-called constitutional "reforms" to create separate Parliamentary chambers for Indians and Coloreds, in which they will have little or no power, while continuing to exclude South Africa's majority Black population from the electoral process. South Africa has secretly established a network of companies in Great Britain to provide support for the apartheid regime in the event of worldwide sanctions. The newsletter quotes Herman Ja Toivo [often written Toivo ya Toivo]. The newsletter mentions the African National Congress (ANC), the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), the Nkomati Accord, Prime Minister Pieter Botha (P.W. Botha), apartheid, Freight Services of South Africa, Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), the liberation struggle, the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), Maputo, hydro-electric power, Cahora Bassa, Samora Machel, a refugee camp, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Oliver Tambo, "constructive engagement," President Reagan, New World Communications, the Unification Church, Holden Roberto, the CIA, the Congress of the People, the Freedom Charter, the United Democratic Front (UDF), liberation groups, ANC Women's Day, the mandatory ID card (pass), FRELIMO (Front for the Liberation of Mozambique), voter boycotts, political repression, a cease-fire agreement, oil, United Nations sanctions, Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Rhodesia, anti-apartheid movement, and a member of the British Parliament. 
Used by permission of former members of Southern Africa Support Project.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers