[It has been extremely challenging working here (East Rand, South Africa)]

by Aleah Bacquie, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
November 1, 1993
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
8 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This mailing of the Religious Action Network (RAN) of the American Committee on Africa includes a letter from Aleah Bacquie, who is working with the South African Council of Churches (SACC) in South Africa. Bacquie discusses her work related to political violence and says the SACC has been working in the East Rand, the “violence capital” of South Africa. Bacquie has seen burnt bodies and wounded victims, burnt-out and abandoned communities, and desperate internal refugees; she is trying to collect evidence against the security forces and already has collected some information on Inkatha. Bacquie says she also have been working on the SACC's voter education project. The mailing includes three articles by Bacquie: "SADF strike in a changing South Africa," "Clergy bury the unknown," and "Victims of Violence and Homelessness." The articles discuss the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Transkei, the South African Defence Force (SADF), Thokoza, Katlehong, AZAPO, ANC, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the Independent Board of Inquiry, the Internal Stability Unit, and EMPSA.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive