Testimony before the New York City Council on Lifting Sanctions and Supporting Efforts to Overcome the Legacy of Apartheid

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 5, 1993
4 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The testimony says Nelson Mandela's call for the lifting of sanctions at the United Nations represents an important achievement in the struggle for democratic South Africa. The announcement of a date for South Africa's first election and the establishment of a Transitional Executive Council are important milestones on the road to a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist South Africa. Top priorities of the African National Congress (ANC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and other civic organizations inside South Africa are to ensure that the elections are free and fair and to overcome the terrible legacy of apartheid. The testimony says the American Committee on Africa urges the City to commit itself to ensure that its own, and indeed all, U.S. economic involvement with South Africa be examined through the lens of social responsibility. The testimony discusses a statement welcoming the call for the lifting of sanctions signed by more than 40 U.S. leaders, including Mayor David N. Dinkins.
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Collection: Africa Action Archive