IBM & SOUTH AFRICA: Forces for Racism, Not Change
by IBM Workers United
Johnson City, New York, United States
Undated, April 1979 or possibly April 1980?
This leaflet opposing IBM investment in and sales to South Africa notes that IBM acknowledges that it sells computers to the South African Department of Defense and that a 1976 Senate hearings document lists many private and public uses of IBM computers that support and maintain apartheid. Users of IBM computers include the South African government Departments of Interior, Education and Pensions, the Atomic Energy Board, and the Bantu Administration Boards. The leaflet notes that IBM Chairman Frank Cary says that the company could not guarantee that its products will not be used to abridge human rights. [Note: Most likely this leaflet was produced by IBM Workers United. It may have been handed out at an IBM annual meeting in April 1979 or possibly April 1980.]
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