IBM: SPEAK UP!
A workers newsletter of INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION and SOLIDARITY
by IBM Workers United
Johnson City, New York, United States
Undated, Fall 1979?
The newsletter reports that IBM is one of the largest U.S. corporations doing business in South Africa, where it has a work force of 1,478, sales of $163 million, and assets of $89 million. The newsletter says IBM sells computers and systems to business and government for any purpose. It reports that IBM computers are used by leading South African companies such as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Chamber of Mines, Anglo-American Corp., and African Explosive and Chemical Industries. At least one-third of IBM’s business there is with the government, including the use of an IBM computer by the Department of Prisons and two IBM 378/158 systems used in the population registration system known as the Book of Life. The newsletter quotes IBM Chairman Frank Cary. • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE COMPANY IN SOUTH AFRICA
This item was digitized by the Amistad Research Center, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Alliance@IBM (successor to IBM Workers United).
Collection: American Committee on Africa collection, Amistad Research Center