[Dear Friend, The children of South Africa continue to suffer the devastating oppression of Apartheid.]

by Alexandra Rybeck, SOMAFCO and DAKAWA FREEDOM FUND
Delano, Minnesota, United States
Undated. second half of 1987?
7 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Tanzania
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

Mailing including a cover letter and fundraising brochure, SOUTH AFRICA: STRUGGLING AGAINST APARTHEID, for the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) and the ANC Development Center at Dakawa, Tanzania. The mailing says South African children continue to suffer the oppression of Apartheid; families are displaced, children are arrested and detained, and students face internment, torture, and death by police and security forces. A Commission of Inquiry convened at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg detailed violence in the townships. Since 1976, thousands of young South Africans have been forced into exile. The African National Congress (ANC) established these two educational institutions on land provided by the Tanzanian government. Since 1978, SOMAFCO has provided material aid and education designed to meet the needs of a future non-racial, democratic and unitary South Africa. The mailing includes UPDATE News from inside South Africa and two photographs credited to the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF): a victim of a police shooting in Cape Town in November 1985 and the funeral of victims of the Uitenhage Massacre in March 1985.  

Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers