FUND FOR A FREE SOUTH AFRICA (FreeSA)

(Vol. 1 No. 1)
by Fund for a Free South Africa
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
January 1988
5 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Tanzania
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents:  Schooling Beyond Soweto • Education for Liberation • The inaugural issue of the newsletter explains the change in the organization’s name from South African Relief to Fund For a Free South Africa (FreeSA), whose purpose is to raise support for progressive organizing by the people of South Africa. The newsletter says the South African government is clamping down on opposition organizations receiving foreign funding. The newsletter will apprise our donors of the Fund's grants and seek to recruit more donors. The article on education in South Africa was written by a member of the National Education Crisis Committee (NECC); the article on Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) was written by Nadine Dolby, who is on the staff of the Fund. The newsletter includes a passage from "Two Dogs and Freedom: Black Children of South Africa Speak Out." The newsletter mentions the Soweto student uprising in 1976, H.F. Verwoerd, Minister of Native Affairs, P.W. Botha, the Fund-Raising Act of 1978, the Congress of South African Students (COSAS), the United Democratic Front (UDF), Student Representative Councils (SRCs), the Soweto Parents’ Crisis Committee (SPCC), civic organizations, the Department of Education and Training (DET), dismissed teachers, apartheid education, passes, non-racial democratic People's Education, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the National Education Union of South Africa (NEUSA), the African Teachers’ Association, the Western Cape Teachers’ Union (WECTU), the ANC (African National Congress), Mazimbu, Trinity College in Connecticut, South African Defence Force (SADF) troops, Casspirs, "The Weekly Mail," press censorship, and "South African Digest."
Used by permission of the South Africa Development Fund (successor to the Fund for a Free South Africa).
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers