THE EVOLUTION OF THE SCUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY AS PEOPLE REACT TO APARTHEID: A Workshop Play

by John E. Lind, California/Nevada Interfaith Committee on Corporate Responsibility
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, very late 1986 or early 1987
Publisher: California/Nevada Interfaith Committee on Corporate Responsibility
15 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Language: English

The script for a play intended to be used in a workshop, where workshop participants play all the parts. The play is about economic relationships between major international investors and banks and South Africa, from 1979 to 1986. The play’s characters come from South Africa, U.S., Switzerland, and Japan; they include business people and church members, among others. There are 24 characters, but a maximum of six appears at any one time; thus, a minimum of six people could enact the play. The play mentions Gerhard de Kock, Chris Stals, Gavin Relly, Lord Barber, Malcolm Fraser, Foreign Minister P.W. Botha, the stock market, bank loans, gold, Krugerrand coins, the international backlash to the Soweto uprisings in 1976, the OPEC price rise at the end of 1979, bonds, Nedbank, the Electricity Supply Commission, Bishop Desmond Tutu, election of "coloreds" and Indians to houses of government which have no power, TransAfrica, the South African Embassy, Congresspeople, non-violent protests, anti-apartheid legislation, sanctions, divest, companies, Chase Manhattan Bank, the Bank of Tokyo, Banco de Roma, the Union Bank of Switzerland, a moratorium on the payment of the debt, Anglo-American, Afrikaner farmers, the African National Congress (ANC), Oliver Tambo, British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, the Commonwealth, the Eminent Persons Group, Standard Chartered Bank, President Reagan, South African commandos, the National Party, Zambia, Zimbabwe, platinum, diamonds, precious materials, exports, the European Economic Community (EEC), General Motors (GM), IBM (International Business Machines), the British financial house Hill Samuel, Hill Samuel of South Africa, London, a nuclear power plant, coal fired power plants, German underwriters, international borrowing, state-owned corporations, white-owned stores, short-term debt, interracial marriages, and pass laws.

Used by permission of John E. Lind, CANICCOR Research.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers