CIDSA Update

(# 12)
by Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa
with Prexy Nesbitt, Washington Office on Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
November/December 1985
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Stop U.S. Aid to South Africa - The Angolan Connection • The Kairos Document • Anti-Apartheid Calendar • Who is CIDSA? • Why Divest? • Members • Who Is Jonas Savimbi? What Is UNITA? • What You Can Do • Angola Fact Sheet • Task Forces Report • State Task Force Report • Divestment Machinery Gears Up in Illinois • Steel Task Force • One Struggle Forum • City Task Force • South African Update • A news black-out was imposed by the South African government • The South African government announced temporary halting of the production of the Krugerrand gold coin • A South African court recognized the National Union of Mineworkers as a legal bargaining unit • ANC leader Nelson Mandela returned to prison after his release from a hospital stay and successful prostate operation • Delegates from 36 trade unions, including FOSATU, met on November 29 and formed the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) • State of Emergency was lifted in 8 rural areas but remains in force in 30 areas • Winnie Mandela, wife of ANC leader Nelson Mandela, made a defiant and courageous speech • The South African government withdrew charges against 12 of the 16 defendants in the UDF Treason Trial
Used by permission of former members of Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Basil Clunie