U.S. Government in Danger of Closer Ties with South Africa

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
February 25, 1976
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba
Language: English
The mailing says President Ford is expected to make a major decision soon on weakening the 12-year Export-Import Bank policy toward South Africa. An alert from the Washington Office on Africa describes pressures on the administration from U.S. corporations, members of Congress, and South Africa to relax ExIm Bank restrictions in effect since 1964 that include no backing of loans to the South African government, agencies such as SASOL, or South African corporations. The Vorster regime is attempting to draw the U.S. closer, and the South African Department of Information staff at the Washington embassy has recently been doubled. The New York Times on February 22 carried 10 pages of advertisement and argumentation for increased U.S. investment and tourism in South Africa.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections