i.d.a.f. news notes

(Issue No. 32)
by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Kenneth N. Carstens, Geoffrey Wisner (editor)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
August 1987
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
10 pages
Dear Friend cover letter and newsletter. The newsletter includes copies of two newspaper articles: "Special camp for child detainees?" and "'I was detained, tortured, released and redetained'". The newsletter includes a talk by Dr. Diliza Mji, Dr. Wendy Orr, and Ms. Mapule Khanye, RN who spoke at a benefit held at the Harvard Faculty Club for medical relief in South Africa. The newsletter says Dr. Mji is the leader of NAMDA, the National Medical and Dental Association of South Africa, a group established in 1982 as an alternative to the white-dominated Medical Association of South Africa. The newsletter says Dr. Orr is a staff doctor at the Health Centre in the Alexandra ghetto in Johannesburg; in 1985 she exposed the systematic torture of detainees in Port Elizabeth. The newsletter says Ms. Khanye is a primary health care nurse and midwife, and has worked at the Alexandra Health Centre for eight years. The newsletter discusses Physicians for Human Rights, the Committee for Health in Southern Africa (CHISA), the South African Townships Health Fund, the kwaNdebele bantustan, kwaZulu, the Alexandra Health Centre, Ruth Cowell, the American Medical Association (AMA), Steve Biko, torture, detention, Dr. Lang, Dr. Tucker, the UDF (United Democratic Front), Rep. William Gray, Sen. Dennis DeConcini, the CIA, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, UNITA, May Day rallies, COSATU, the World Council of Churches, apartheid, the State of Emergency, Gatsha Buthelezi, Oliver Tambo, the ANC (African National Congress), Desmond Tutu, the Conservative Party, Wynand Malan, Richard Carlton, Jennifer Ainge, Mozambican President Chissano, Prime Minister Thatcher, the late President Machel, Allan Boesak, Walter Sisulu, Joe Siovo, Frederik van Zyl Siabbert, Helen Suzman, P.W. Botha, Reagan Administration, Melissa Wells, Jesse Helms, Kenneth Kaunda, Sam Nujoma, Rev. Jean-Francois Bill, the Presbyterian Evangelical Church in South Africa, the Front Line States, Emmerson Munangagwa, the Smithsonian Institution, Maj. Andre Pienaar, SADF (South African Defence Force), the Official Secrets Act, Howard University, MNR (Mozambique National Resistance), Nieman Foundation of Harvard University, Zwelakhe Sisulu, Soweto, George Burt, Angolan President dos Santos, the Buffalo Battalion, Rev. Arnold Stofile, the Ciskei bantustan, Gladwell Gqibitole, Linda Stofile, Nelson Ndela, Nelson Mandela, Amnesty International, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), Winnie Mandela, King Moshoeshoe, the Child Welfare Society, the UN Council for Namibia, Duncan Buchanan, Detainees' Parents Support Committee, the Free the Children Alliance, the Nkomati accord, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Secretary of State George Shultz, the Soviet Union, SWAPO, Inkatha, Rev. Leon Sullivan, the US Corporate Council on South Africa, the Sullivan Principles, Student leader Meko Senate Shibangu, the Soweto Student Congress, Jonas Savimbi, Rev. Allan Boesak, Defense for Children International, the Ford Motor Company, South African Motor Corporation (SAMCOR), the Anglo-American Corporation, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), Society of Journalists, End Conscription Campaign, SAYCO (South African Youth Congress), Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, rent payments, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Prime Minister Mugabe, ITT, Citicorp, Jay Naidoo, Modderbee prison, hunger strike, President Mitterrand, "Pik" Botha, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Pierre Andre Albertini, Edward Perkins, the Delmas treason trial, the Rev. Tebogo Moselane, Moses Chikane, Popo Molefe, Patrick Lekota, loans to South Africa, Azapo, the Black Consciousness Movement, the KTC squatter camp, Information Minister Stoffel van der Merwe, Azar Cachalia, the Freedom Charter, the Dutch Reformed Church, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, the Palme Commission, former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, British Social Democratic Party leader David Owen, Samora Machel, Peter Kalangula, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Katutura ghetto, the Federal Independent Democratic Alliance, the Mozambican Red Cross, the Nationalist Party, Laina Taapopi, the United Methodist Church, Cassius Make, Paul Dikeledi, Tom Sebina, Frederik van Zyl Siabbert, Thabo Mbeki, Jesse Helms, Elijah Barayi, Chester Crocker, Cuban troops, Eric Mntonga the Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa, the Ciskei Bantustan, Dutch citizen Klaas Dejonge, the West German Green Party, and Barbara Mikulski. Contents: Apartheid's Assault on Health • New Books Available from IDAF • Southern Africa News Calendar May, June and July 1987 • "Severest Censorship in the World" • Still an Emergency • 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