Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Investigating Bantustan Investment

by George M. Houser, Jennifer Davis
New York, New York, United States
April 8, 1976
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada
Language: English
The mailing consists of a cover letter by George M. Houser and alert by Jennifer Davis about a proposed $10 million investment by Joseph E. Seagram & Sons in KwaZulu, one of South Africa's Bantustans. The cover letter says Seagram must have spent many thousands of dollars in contracting for the study of the possible project in KwaZulu. The mailing says many months have been given to the project by Clark, Phipps, Clark & Harris, Inc.; and four researchers, including Dr. Kenneth Clark, went to South Africa or an on-the-spot study. The alert says apparently anticipating opposition to this venture from those concerned about African liberation in the U.S. and Canada (Seagram is a Canadian Corporation with a U.S. subsidiary), Seagram has tried hard to project an image of social concern. The alert includes a qute by Minister of Bantu Administration and Development M.C. Botha. The alert discusses cites the Canadian Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, apartheid, Black Psychologist Kenneth Clark, foreign investment, the Rev. Bayers Naude, the Christian Institute, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, homelands, Transkei, Polaroid, black dispossession, and white supremacy.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive