STRIKE WAVE HITS SOUTH AFRICA
HELP SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS and their families
by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, about late February, March or April 1973?
The leaflet, seeking funds for South African political prisoners and their families, reports on major strikes by more than 50,000 African and Asian workers in Durban (including 16,000 municipal workers and 4,000 textile and rubber workers), with some strike actions also in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and other cities. The leaflet discusses the Transport and Allied Workers Union, bantustans, unemployment, Coronation Brick and Tile Co., the Native Labor Act of 1953, Ford, General Motors, the Trade Union Council of South Africa, the Confederation of Labor, Sr. de Villiers Graaff, the Sharpeville massacre, the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU), the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the National Union of Motor Assembly and Rubber Workers, the South African Students Association, and Jason Moyo. A newspaper article by Barry Rubin also discusses general strike in Namibia and says the guerrilla war by liberation forces has continued forcing the Rhodesian government to close down African schools, shops and businesses in some black areas.
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers