Testimony of George M. Houser before the Subcommittee on Africa of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 15, 1966
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
21 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Houser discusses U.S. economic involvement in South Africa, disinvestment, sanctions, and U.S. policy. He notes that, in 1963, the U.S. announced a policy of barring arms shipments. Houser discusses the testimony of Governor G. Mennen Williams and Alexander Trowbridge. Houser says a Johannesburg newspaper reported that South Africa has sending daily oil shipments to Rhodesia. The testimony reviews "national homelands" including Transkei. Discussing South Africa’s inaugurating its first nuclear reactor at Pelindaba in mid-l965, Houser points out that many South Africans were trained at Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge provided a consultant, the U.S. supplied enriched uranium, nine American organizations were involved, and the major contractor was Allis Chalmers. Houser gives a number of policy recommendations. • The United States Should Disengage Itself from the South African Economy • The United States Should Eliminate Altogether the Quota for South African Sugar • Political Asylum for South African Against Apartheid • The U.S. Should Give Maximum Assistance to the Former High Commission Territories, in Concert with Other Countries, Enabling Them to Maintain Some Independence from South Africa • The United States Should Categorically Demand the Right to Practice Integration in Its Own South African Facilities • The United States Should Remove the Tracking Station from South Africa • The United States Atomic Energy Commission Should Cease Cooperation with the South African Atomic Energy Board • The United States Should Lodge Strong Diplomatic Protest Each Time South Africa Refuses to Grant Visas to Americans on Racial Grounds or Because of Their Views on Integration • The United States Should Contribute Generously to the Newly-Established United Nations Trust Fund for South Africa • The U.S. Should Plan Speedy Implementation of the International Court Decision on South West Africa
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive