The newsletter includes excerpts from a press conference given by Mfanafuthi ("Johnny") Makatini at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs on October 27, 1983. The newsletter says Mr. Makatini has been a member of the ANC (African National Congress) National Executive Committee since 1967 and its Chief Representative to the UN since 1978; in 1983 he was made Director of the ANC's International Affairs division. The newsletter includes a review of the book Namibia, The Struggle for Liberation by Alfred T. Moleah. The newsletter discusses the United Democratic Front (UDF), Magnus Malan, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), Marcus Motaung, Jerry Mosololi, Simon Mogoerane, divestiture, Henry Kissinger, Gulf Oil, UNITA, SWAPO, SADF (South African Defence Force), bantustans, the Police Special Task Force, Koevoet, Transkei, Kaiser Matanzima, kwaZulu, Gatsha Buthelezi, Nick Haysom, the Center for Applied Legal Studies, Ciskei, the Prohibition of Public Gatherings Act, Catalan township, Samora Machel, Archbishop Hurley, Trevor Huddleston, Bishop Reeves, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harry Oppenheimer, the Anglo-American Corporation, Jonah Hamukwaya, TUCSA (Trade Union Council of South Africa), MNR, Crossroads township, Black Consciousness, SACC (South African Council of Churches), Dennis Brutus, the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC), the International Olympic Committee, Human Rights Day, Alpheus Molotsi, Jacob Molefe, George Shultz, Peter MacPherson, Lawrence Eagleburger, Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker, the Congressional Black Caucus, the cultural boycott, Frank Sinatra, Telly Savalas, Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart, Ray Charles , the Dutch Reformed Church (NGK), export controls, the Krugerrand gold coin, P.W. Botha, Nthato Motlana, the Soweto Committee of Ten, Andries Treurnicht, the Conservative Party, the Group Areas Act, President Daniel arap Moi, Cuban troops in Angola, Gatsha Buthelezi, Inkatha, Zululand, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, AWB, apartheid, squatters, a constitutional referendum, Malcolm Rifkind, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Robert Mugabe, Gen. Constand Viljoen, President Eduardo dos Santos, Lennox Sebe, the South African Catholic Bishops Conference, Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, the Natal Indian Congress, Fatima Meer, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Allan Boesak, the Transvaal Union Congress, the Natal Union Congress, the International Cricket Council, the Student Christian Movement, President Shehu Shagari, "Pik" Botha, Commodore Dieter Gerhardt, the USSR, SAAWU, the National Union of Mineworkers, Carl Niehaus, Umkhonto we Sizwe, Sam Nujoma, Allister Sparks, Winnie Mandela, Magopa, and Thomas Mokoena. Contents: Constitutional Repression • FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: ARCHBISHOP TREVOR HUDDLESTON IN CAMBRIDGE • Facts on the Ground • NEW BOOKS available from IDAF • Southern Africa News Calendar October and November 1983 • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING! • Sports and Apartheid • Acronyms and Abbreviations
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