SOUTH AFRICA, STANFORD, AND THE TRUSTEES

by Alan Bernstein, Nina Byrne, Bob DeGrasse, Pacific Studies Center
Mountain View, California, United States
May 1977
Publisher: Pacific Studies Center
8 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents:  Introduction • Accomplices in Apartheid • Apartheid Defined • Stanford’s South African Investments • Who Governs Stanford? • KNOW YOUR TRUSTEES • U.S. Corporations in South Africa: A Progressive Force? • South African Blacks Demand Withdrawal • Bibliography • This pamphlet was prepared in May 1977 for the Pacific Studies Center and the Stanford chapter of Campuses United Against Apartheid by Alan Bernstein, Nina Byrne, Bob DeGrasse, and Lenny Siegel. The Stanford University Trustees argue that they, too, disapprove of the racist South African system and claim that they simply disagree over the best means to improve conditions for the black majority. Instead of supporting church-sponsored corporate proxy resolutions calling for withdrawal from South Africa, they argue for encouraging corporations to "act as a progressive force for change." The pamphlet challenges the claims on three major grounds: 1) U.S. and other foreign corporations provide important economic, technical, and military support to the apartheid government; 2) corporate reform is severely limited in scope and impact and do not address the core problems of apartheid; and 3) black South Africans, whom corporations say would be hurt by withdrawal, actively encourage the movement for foreign corporate withdrawal. The document lists Stanford trustees and corporate boards on which they sit. The newspaper mentions energy, transportation, computers, chemicals, construction, mining, the Sharpeville Massacre, the South African police, foreign technology, economic self-sufficiency, "local content," homelands, Bantustans, the Industrial Conciliation Act, the Bantu Labor Regulations Amendment Act, the Apprenticeship Act, the Environmental Planning Act (1976), Master and Servants Laws, the Bantu Labor Amendment Act of 1964, the Bantu Consolidation Act (Pass Laws), arrest, fines, imprisonment, Catholic schools, integration, National Council of Churches, Royal Dutch Shell, Thomas Jones, Watergate defendants, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, John Gardner, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Prime Minister Vorster, Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert J. Luthuli, the African National Congress (ANC), Fatima Meer, the Indian Congress of South Africa, the South African Student Organization (SASO), Wells Fargo, Richard Guggenhime, W. Parmer Fuller III, Ernest Arbuckle, European banks, European-American Banking Corporation, raw materials, Caltex, John Grey, Kaiser Jeep, Fluor Corporation, the Simonstown Naval Base, ITT, telecommunications, Mirage jets, the South African Air Force, Lockheed Aircraft, Jack Horton, the United Nations, Zulu King Tshak, a 1963 U.S. law prohibiting arms sales, aerospace, and Peter S. Bing.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers