Press Advisory - The Africa Fund and the House Subcommittee on Africa are hosting a briefing on The Progress of the Election in South Africa

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
March 1994
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release about a briefing on the election in South Africa on March 15, 1994 at Rayburn House Office Building. The press release says South Africa is having its first democratic election in April but the threat of a right wing boycott and political violence is jeopardizing the election. The press release says there will be remarks by Tilden J. LeMelle, President of the University of the District of Columbia and Chair of The Africa Fund; Jennifer Davis, Executive Director of The Africa Fund; Representative Harry A. Johnson, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Africa; and Representative Donald M. Payne, member of the House Subcommittee on Africa. The press release says the presenters are William Lynch, former Deputy Mayor of New York City and campaign manager for David N. Dinkins who will have just returned from South Africa where he accompanied Nelson Mandela on the campaign trail; Bethuel Maserumule, Witwatersrand East Regional Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa who is responsible for voter education and election activities for his union in the troubled East Rand near Johannesburg; and Venita Vinson, former Deputy Mayor of Denver, Colorado and a Trustee of The Africa Fund who traveled recently to South Africa to conduct training workshops for women candidates. The press release says contact Richard Knight.
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive