i.d.a.f. news notes

by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Geoffrey Wisner (editor), Kenneth Carstens
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
June 1985
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
The newsletter reports Oliver Tambo, the President of the African National Congress, appeared at the Parker House in Boston on 30April and 1May to speak at a meeting of the New England Circle and to hold a press conference; the newsletter includes Tambo’s remarks at the press conference. The newsletter says Zwelakhe Sisulu, the son of imprisoned ANC leader Walter Sisulu and of Albertina Sisulu, a co-president of the United Democratic Front (UDF), is a journalist and scholar who has been deeply involved in the black labor movement in South Africa; Mr. Sisulu is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University for the 1984-85 academic year; the newsletter includes comments drawn from the question period that followed his talk on April 25 to a Harvard class studying South African history. The newsletter reports that in telegram to Prime Minister David Lange of New Zealand, Denis Brutus of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC) call on him to take all possible further steps to halt the proposed tour of South Africa by a New Zealand rugby team. The newsletter says Australian cricketers chosen for a tour of England this year were told they would be replaced unless they agreed not to accept an invitation to tour South Africa. The newsletter reports two Britons pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to illegally export military aircraft parts to South Africa. The newsletter reports police arrested 140 Berkeley students after an anti-apartheid sit-in; unrest has spread over U.S. campuses around the issue of divestment from companies doing business in South Africa. The newsletter includes information on/discusses the Dunfey family, the African National Congress (ANC), the Free South Africa movement, TransAfrica, Randall Robinson, Willard Johnson, P.W. Botha, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the SADF (South African Defence Force), "homelands", Bophuthatswana, apartheid, the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games, Gatsha Buthelezi, the Institute of Race Relations, Section 10 rights, SWAPO, Langa township, Brigadier Hans Dreyer, Koevoet, Lennox Sebe, the Ciskei bantustan, MNR, Secretary of State George Shultz, South African troops, the New Zealand Rugby Union, the kwaNdebele bantustan, Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar, Resolution 435, Paul Lusaka, the South African Medical and Dental Council, Steve Biko, the Nonaligned Movement, Louis le Grange, police, Uitenhage, Kwanobuhle, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, the Kannemeyer inquiry, Inkatha Youth Brigade. the Afrikaanse Studentebond (ASB), Popo Molefe, Patrick Lekota, Moses Chikane, Robben Island, the Basuto National Party, PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), the Reagan Administration, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, Dudza township, the Cabora Bassa hydroelectric scheme, Zwide, black miners, the European Community, the AWB, Sam Nujoma, the Krugerrand, the UN Council for Namibia, Col. Convicted mercenary "Mad Mike" Hoare, Soweto, Aubrey Mokoena. Rev. Frank Chikane, Andries Raditsela, the Chemical Workers Union, FOSATU, Roger Wilkins, migrant workers, Tsakane township, Sipho Mutsi, 20, the Council of South African Students, UNITA, Allister Sparks, the University of California in Berkeley, Mohammed-Allie Razak, Baragwanath hospital, Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal, Andries Raditsela, Chris Dlamini, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Vernon Nkadimeng, SACTU (South African Congress of Trade Unions), Santa Petroff, MPLA, the South African Communist Party, President dos Santos, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Zinzi Mandela, Aubrey Mali of the Release Mafidela Committee, Mncedisi Sithoto, Section 50 of the Internal Security Act, Merriman Nduna, Marines Ngobese and Zane Mapela, Governor Mario Cuomo of New York, the International Labor Organization, a Gulf Oil Corporation refinery in the enclave of Cabinda, the Soweto Youth Organization, the trade union MACWUSA, Brigadier Piet Coetzee, the KwaZulu Bantustan, Malinga Zondo, Hendrik Witbooi, the Namibian Council of Churches, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), Capt. Wynand du Toit, the Southern Cross Fund, Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, and President Reagan. Contents: Oliver Tambo "The Situation Can't Wait" • Zwelakhe Sisulu Looking Ahead • An Appeal to Lange • Southern African News Calendar April and May 1985 • TRAILS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING • 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