by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, about August or September 1972
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet urges people to boycott “Kaffir Tea.” It points out that “Kaffir” is a derogatory term for blacks used by the ruling white minority in South Africa similar to the term Nigger” in the U.S. The leaflet argues that buying Kaffir Tea, which is sold in many Madison stores, as well as other South African-produced products such as "Gant" guavas, Rock lobster tails, South African wine, and even diamonds mined by underpaid black labor, help perpetuate the South African regime whose leaders were Nazi sympathizers during World War II. The leaflet points out that, in March 1960, South African police killed 69 blacks peacefully protesting the abhorrent pass laws. Buying South African products supports this system; boycotting these products is taking a meaningful step against it. [Note a date: This leaflet is included in the September-October issue of M.A.C.S.A. News, and MACSA moved to the address on the leaflet about August 1972.]
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers