Elimination of apartheid and establishment of a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa
by Adrena Ifill, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
November 8, 1993
American Committee on Africa
In testimony to the United Nation Special Political and Decolonization Committee, Adrena Ifill says the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) applauds the progress thus far to deconstruct apartheid and move toward free and fair elections. April 27, 1994 has been set as the election date, but roadblocks to democracy must be exposed and eliminated. Ifill says ACOA and The Africa Fund are continuing to inform and engage the broad constituency which played a key role in supporting liberation by enforcing sanctions. For example, the Religious Action Network brings together congregations from many denominations across the U.S. and involves prominent leaders in the religious community. Ifill says ACOA welcomed Nelson Mandela's call for the lifting of sanctions at the United Nations as a marker of important progress; but there is still a long and uncertain road ahead. Ifill says ACOA is monitoring the progress being made by cities and states in lifting sanctions and is working closely with several legislators. Ifill also discusses the South African Council of Churches (SACC).
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Collection: Africa Action Archive