Report of The Africa Fund Delegation of U.S. State Legislators to South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe May 1995

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
Undated, mid-1995
43 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents:  Introduction by Jennifer Davis • Executive Summary: Findings and Recommendations • Reports by U.S. Legislators • Report of Arthur M. Hamilton • Report of Irma Hunter Brown • Report of Virgil C. Smith • A Guide to the Delegation Trip by Dumisani S. Kumalo • Profiles of Delegation • Partial List of Appointments • Schedule [May 11-May 31] • Maps • The document includes reports on the trip by Arizona State Representative Arthur M. Hamilton, Arkansas State Representative Irma Hunter Brown, Michigan State Senator Virgil C. Smith, and The Africa Fund Projects Director Dumisani S. Kumalo. These people provided key assistance for the visits in the three countries: Dr. Frene Ginwala, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa; Dr. Libertine Amathila, Minister of Regional and Local Government of Namibia; and the Hon. Cyril E. Ndebele, Speaker of the Parliament of Zimbabwe. The Executive Summary listed seven recommendations: U.S. policy should assist with preserving and extending hard-won democracy and should help countries meet their citizens’ basic needs; U.S. aid should be increased, or at least maintained and effectiveness of aid programs should be evaluated and monitored; trade and investment should expand, for mutual benefit; and the U.S. should establish special relationship with South Africa, because a successful transition there will benefit the whole region. A grant from the Carnegie Corporation funded the trip.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight