ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
with Edgar Lockwood, Richard Rock
New York, New York, United States
April 1971
14 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter reports that South African security police Brigadier P.J. (Tiny) Venter, in a rare press interview, disclosed the extent of the apartheid's regime campaign against dissenters. The newsletter discusses the trial of Anglican Dean Gonville A. ffrench-Beytagh. It reports that, on January 29, Presiding Bishop Hines wrote to James Roche, Chairman of the Board of General Motors Corporation, explaining the rationale for the Episcopal Church’s stockholder resolution that requests the Board of Directors to initiate the process of amending the corporate charter to forbid operations in the Republic of South Africa. The newsletter discusses the church’s Ad Hoc Committee on Investments in Companies Doing Business in South Africa and the companies Standard Oil Company of California, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Texaco, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, General Motors Corporation (and GM Acceptance Corporation), North American Rockwell, Caltex and Chase Manhattan Bank. The newsletter includes a quote from Neil Wates, managing director of Wates, Ltd., one of Britain's largest building companies. The newsletter also reports on the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement (PRWM) and the PRWM announcement that part of Polaroid's sales in South Africa go to photography for military identification cards and black Africans' passbooks. The newsletter reports on the threats and attacks on Joel Carlson, a South African lawyer who has done more than anyone to defend those accused of 'terrorism' in that country. The newsletter includes an excerpt from the South African Government Gazette. Contents: THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH & GENERAL MOTORS, DAVID and Goliath- 1971 • THE U.S. IN SOUTH AFRICA: A Proposal for Some Corporate Surgery • An Industrial Helotry • Polaroid and APARTHEID • JOEL CARLSON IS IN AMERICA
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root