i.d.a.f. news notes

by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Geoffrey Wisner (editor), Kenneth Carstens, Peter J. Gomes, Allan Boesak, Julie Miller
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
December 1982
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
The newsletter reports Mankekolo Mahlangu Ngcobo, a member of the IDAF Speakers Bureau, will speak at the Harvard University Science Center on March 19 on her work with the anti-apartheid and Black Consciousness movements. Ms. Ngcobo, a member of the Soweto Committee on Ten and a founding member of the Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO), was detained under the South African Terrorism Act in 1978. The newsletter includes a review of the book Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee. It also reports the Commonwealth adopted a new code of conduct aimed at barring all sports contacts with South Africa, which strengthens the 1977 Gleneagles Declaration. The AFL-CIO's George Meany Human Rights Award was given to KwaZulu Chief Minister Gatsha Buthelezi. The newsletter discusses Sam Nujoma, the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), the Reagan Administration, Detainees' Parents Support Committee, the Sendingkerk, King Moshoeshoe, Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African Council of Churches, Evangelical Lutheran Church, U.N. Security Council, African National Congress (ANC), Thelle Simon Mogoerane, Jerry Semano Mosololi, Marcus Thabo Motaung, Housewives’ League, Ad Hoc Bread Committee, Riotous Assemblies Act, Angolan Foreign Minister Paolo Jorge, Contact Group, MPLA, guerrilla attacks against Mozambique's Zambezia province, President Banda, Neil Aggett, Secretary of State George Shultz, William G. Paddock, Security Police, South African Council of Trade Unions (SACTU), Lome Convention, Progressive Federal Party (PFP), Alex Boraine, Lauren Cronje, President Mangope, Bophuthatswana, South African Allied Workers Union (SAAWU), Ciskei, Transkei, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), South Africa political prisoners, OAU (Organization of African Unity), Nelson Mandela, Joe Slovo, Julius Nyerere, French Foreign Minister Claude Chaisson, Wally Stuttaford, the Republican Front, Zipra, President Eduardo dos Santos, Alves Gomez, SADF, Piet Marais, South African Armaments Corporation (ARMSCOR), G-5 artillery cannon, Pan-African Congress (PAC), Red Cross, UNITA, bantustans, King Sobhuza II, Coloured Labor Party, Indian Reform Party, British arms dealers, Suzman Nkopane Mokoena, Black People's Convention, Justice Minister Kruger, Barbara Hogan, the Congressional Black Caucus, Methodist Church of Southern Africa, World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Dutch Reformed Church, Students Representative Council, Makhosazana Nhlapo, Benedicta Monama, Bernard du Plessis, Auret van Heerden, National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), Minister of Home Affairs Herbert Ushewokunze, President Quett Masire, Robert McNamara, Beyers Naude, Christian Institute of Southern Africa, Minister of Law and Order Louis le Grange, Helen Suzman, Rev. David Russell, George Bizos, UN Special Committee against Apartheid, Amex, Superior Oil, The Africa Fund, National Union of Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Employees, Nationalist Party, P.W. Botha, Rev. Theo Kotze, Rev. Brian Brown, Donald Woods, Robert Mugabe, Southern African Development Coordinating Council (SADCC), South African Airways, Allan Fine, the Terrorism Act, Thozamile Gqweta, Sisa Njikelana, Gordon Luce, Gail Hovey, American Committee on Africa, Archbishop Alexander de Nascimento, African Youth League, Vice President Bush, DTA, Emmerson Munangagwe, Abel Muzorewa, Joshua Nkomo, Cornelius Njoba, Official Secrets Act, Protection of Information Act, National Intelligence Service, mercenaries, Col. Mike Hoare, Anthony Tsotsobe, Johannes Shabangu, David Moise, George Matanzima, and Robben Island. Contents: CANON JOHN COLLINS 1905-1982 • "Do Not Forget This" • BAD DREAMS • Southern Africa News Calendar October and November 1982 • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING!
Used by permission of a former staff member of the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee.
Collection: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee (Geoff Wisner collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections