South Africa Program

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
July 1993
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet says The Africa Fund has since 1966 supported the struggle for African freedom by educating Americans about apartheid, supporting grass roots organizations that point the way towards a new southern Africa, and advocating a U.S. policy that supports political and economic justice; for many years the Africa Fund has also supported refugee education and resettlement and the health and educational work of the African National Congress, SWAPO and other liberation movements. The leaflet says The Africa Fund continues to support small local projects in southern Africa, through the Sun City project and other donations. The leaflet says The Africa Fund Labor Desk supports expanded communications between South African and U.S. labor at the grass roots level; works closely with international unions active on South Africa, including ACTWU, AFSCME, the ILGWU, the UAW and the United Mineworkers of America; and engages a national network of regional and municipal anti-apartheid labor committees, progressive locals and union activists to promote solidarity with the 1.2 million member Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the struggle against apartheid racism and economic exploitation. The leaflet says The Africa Fund Women's Project was established in October 1992 to support women's empowerment in southern Africa; the Project works to expand connections between U.S. women and southern African women engaged in the struggle for women's liberation. The leaflet says The Africa Fund works closely with the South African National Civics Organization (SANCO) and its affiliated local civic organizations to build support for grass roots organizing in South Africa's Black communities; this project has included a tour of the U.S. by SANCO officials Moses Mayekiso and Dan Sandi to introduce them to members of local government and community planners in this country.
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