by Dumisani S. Kumalo, Jennifer Davis, The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
December 3, 1993
Publisher: The Africa Fund
6 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing of the South Africa Election Watch campaign reports that negotiations have reached a successful conclusion and it seems likely that South Africa will finally hold its first democratic election on April 27, 1994. The right-wing Freedom Alliance of Neo-Nazis, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi's Inkatha Freedom Party, and Chief Lucas Mangope's Bophuthatswana, have vowed to disrupt the election with civil war unless they are guaranteed power even before the election. The mailing includes "South Africa's Winding Road to Freedom: A Short Guide to the Transition From Apartheid to Democracy" by Jennifer Davis and two newspaper articles ("Ruts in the road to democracy" by Carol Gales and "One farmworker, one vote"). The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Election Team is listed (with identifying organizations): Jay Naidoo, Chris Dlamini, Moses Mayekiso, Alec Erwin, Kgabisi Mosunkutu, John Copelyn, Nathie Nhleko, Marcel Golding, Don Gumede, Duma Nkosi, Phillip Dexter, Joyce Mabudhafasi, Sipho Gcabashe, Salie Manie, Danny Oliphant, Susan Shabangu, Thaba Mafumadi, Serake Leeuw, Elizabeth Thabethe, and Godfrey Oliphant. New COSATU leadership is also named: John Gomomo, George Nkadimeng, Connie September, Sam Shilowa, Zwelinzima Vavi, and Ronald Mofokeng. The mailing mentions violence, Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, an interim constitution, the Constituent Assembly, the African National Congress (ANC), the Transitional Executive Council (TEC), Thabo Mbeki, a South African Election Watcher, the National Party (NP), an interim parliament, a National Unity Government, the ultra-racist Conservative Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), South African soldiers, Floyd Ngwato, the Mobile Video Education Project, Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), voter education, the African National Congress Youth League, kwaNdebele, Intando Yesizwe Party, Soltv Magasnule, the Farm Workers' Resource and Research Project (FWRRP), the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), land, rural areas, and Independent Electoral Commission.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive