SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S FUND

by South African Women's Fund
Berkeley, California, United States
Undated, late 1980 or early 1981?
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The document says the SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S FUND was organized in February 1980 to aid African women's projects in South Africa. The primary purpose of these projects is to reach unemployed African women and to assist them in organizing "home industries" making clothes. Some women have chosen to develop child care, educational and health programs, as well. Under apartheid or "separate development," African women being displaced from urban areas to the so-called "tribal homelands" is creating great economic and social hardship. The doctrine of race separation excludes all Blacks (Africans, Coloureds, and Asians) from participating in the social, economic, and political development of that country except as labor; individuals identified as "nonproductive" (usually women, children, and older people) are removed from the urban townships, like Soweto, and based on their "ethnic origins," places them in one of the eleven "homelands." The SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S FUND seeks to raise $20,000 by May 1, 1981. The document mentions sub-poverty income, African families, the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce, national security laws, economic and political issues, organizing chapters, fund-raising/political education activities, community groups, colleges, universities, churches, trade unions, benefits, slide shows, home meetings, presentations, the Policy Task Force, the Program Organizer, Pearl-Alice Marsh, Beverly Crawford, Christine Schoefer, the Sacramento area, and Eileen Cohn. 

Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers