[To Fellow Trade Unionists and Activists: On behalf of our Chairs and Steering Committee, we invite you to greet South African metal union and community leader MOSES MAYEKISO …]

by Kathy Devine, Harold Rogers, Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
March 20, 1993
Publisher: Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing is an invitation to a reception on April 1 for South African metal union and community leader MOSES MAYEKISO and his brother MZWANELE MAYEKISO. Moses is President of the Alexandra Civic Organization and South African Network of Civic Organizations (SANCO), a coalition of 700 grassroots organizations throughout South Africa. Chicago and Alexandra have developed special ties through the Chicago/Alexandra Sister Community Project. Moses also is General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), which represents Ford, BTR and Caterpillar workers. In the 1980s, Moses was imprisoned for organizing in Alexandra. With petitions and protests, many of you participated in the international labor campaign that helped to win Moses' release from jail in 1989; unions and civics today play key roles in the mass democratic movement against apartheid in South Africa.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers