What's the Word

on IBM
by Southern Africa Solidarity Committee
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Undated, 1978 or 1979
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet says IBM computers are crucial to the South African economy and are used by the military, nuclear research, and prison agencies of the South African government. More than one-third of IBM’s South African business is directly with the apartheid government. Other South African clients include multinationals such as GM [General Motors], Mobil and Firestone. The leaflet lists South African corporations and government agencies that are among IBM’s South African clients. Brown University holds $3.2 million in IBM stock. The Southern Africa Solidarity Committee believes that it is not nearly enough to say that apartheid is "morally repugnant." Upcoming editions of WHAT’S THE WORD? will discuss GM, why Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank sells Krugerrands, and what Howard Swearer is doing on the board of Textron.
Collection: Dean McHenry, Jr. Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections