Annual Report 1980

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
1981 (month not known)
6 pages
Contents: Legislative Divestment Campaign • Speaking Tours • Zimbabwe • Sanctions: Namibia and South Africa • Sports and Apartheid • Information • ACOA & The Africa Fund • 1980 Financial Results • Executive Board • The Future and ACOA • The report surveys ACOA activities events during the year in southern Africa and in U.S. policy toward the region. The report says the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) conducted three major speaking tours in 1980 - two by Dumisani Kumalo, exiled South African journalist and ACOA's field representative, and one featuring Tozamile Botha, an exiled South African who was president of the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organization (PEBCO) and who led co-workers in a major strike against the Ford Motor Co. in South Africa. The report says ACOA presented papers advocating sanctions at three major international conferences - Jennifer Davis, ACOA research director, spoke about oil sanctions in Holland, and Paul Irish presented two papers in Geneva. The report says George Houser and research assistant Anita Pfouts represented ACOA at a Namibia support meeting in Paris. The report discusses Robert Mugabe, SWAPO, pension funds, elections, divestment actions, legislators, AFSCME Local 1716 in Connecticut, Hartford, the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Coalition on Southern Africa, Marc Stepp, the United Auto Workers (UAW), Leon Davis, District 1199, the National Black Communications Workers Coalition, colleges, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), the Patriotic Front (ZAPU), TransAfrica, the NAACP, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), Tilden LeMelle, the white-minority Rhodesian government, Peter Weiss, the Women's Division of the United Methodist Church, Judge William H. Booth, mandatory sanctions, the UN General Assembly, international arms and oil embargos, apartheid, the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society (ACCESS), Richard Lapchick, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Arthur Ashe, General Motors (GM), Goodyear Tire, black homelands, American firms in South Africa, "key point" industries, the Black Collegian, Western Sahara's struggle for self-determination, Josh Nessen, anti-apartheid activities on campuses, films on apartheid, the Sullivan Principles, humanitarian projects in African, refugees, research, and publications.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive