GRANTS AND PROJECTS REPORT: THE AFRICA FUND -1990
by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
December 17, 1990
Contents: 1. Sun City • 2. South Africa Now • 3. Projects with the ANC • 4. Labor Education • 5. Research on RENAMO, UNITA • 6. Mozambique Support Network • 7. Medical Assistance to Zaire • 8. Solidarity Reception • 9. In Kind • The largest project in 1990 is "Sun City"; the Africa Fund received part of royalties earned from its worldwide record and video cassette sales. These funds have been used for support for South African detainees and political prisoners, refugee/education projects of the African National Congress (ANC) (requested by Vusi Khanyile and Thomas Nkobi), and anti-apartheid education in the U.S. Some “Sun City” royalties also go to the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and TransAfrica Forum. The second-largest project is the "South Africa Now" television newsmagazine, initiated by Danny Schechter and produced by Globalvision. Funds for this project came from the Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, North Shore Unitarian Universalist Association, and Bruce Springsteen. The Africa Fund also provided significant editorial assistance. Support to Bill Minter for research on Renamo and UNITA came from the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA). Medical supplies collected in North Carolina were sent to the ANC hospital and school complex in Tanzania, assisted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The report also mentions Cowley House, black trade unions, the Congo National Relief Committee, Serge Mukendi, Dr. Kaabongo-Ntambwa, the Centre Medical de Ake, the Presbyterian Church, Artists United Against Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, Spike Lee, Steven Van Zandt, Eddie Murphy, and Robert DeNiro.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Jennifer Davis papers