Contents: Clampdown in South Africa An interview with Themba Vilakazi of the ANC • Still an Emergency • Editorial Overview • Southern Africa News Calendar November and December 1987, January 1988 • Now Available from IDAF • "Severest Censorship in the World" • Acronyms and Abbreviations. The newsletter includes an interview with Themba Vilakazi, chair of the African National Congress in the U.S., conducted on February 25, 1988. This was the day after the South African government banned 17 anti-apartheid organizations, including the United Democratic Front (UDF), Detainees' Parents Support Committee (DPSC), and National Education Crisis Committee (NECC), as well as Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU); eighteen individuals were also banned. The newsletter discusses Thabo Mbeki, the State of Emergency, Albertina Sisulu, Archie Gumede, the UDF, Inkatha, President Reagan, Gatsha Buthelezi, destabilization, International Institute of Strategic Studies, UNITA, Cuito Cuanavale, South African troops, Govan Mbeki, Nelson Mandela, P.W. Botha, economic sanctions, SADF (South African Defence Force), SWAPO, Sam Nujoma, Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher, Winnie Mandela, Rev. Stanley Mogoba, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, kwaMashu, the kwaZulu bantustan, Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM), apartheid in sports, Sam Ramsamy, the South African Nonracial Olympic Committee (SANROC), Robben Island, Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), John Nkosi, the AWB, South African Communist Party (SACP), Mlangisi Mpondo, the Azanian Youth Unity (Azanyu), the UN Security Council, Air Malawi, MNR, President Chissano, James Molotsi, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the State Department, Chester Crocker, U.S. companies, the Methodist Church, political prisoners, Pres. Kenneth Kaunda, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Internal Security Act, Walvis Bay, the Mandela United Football Club, the Transkei Defense Force, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Armscor, the UN arms embargo, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Battalions 101 and 202, mercenaries, Azapo, the European Community, Patricia Hanekom, Roland Hunter, Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Lusaka Declaration, the World Council of Churches, liberation movements, the Ford Motor Company, South African Motor Corporation, Anglo-American Corporation, the Security Council, the General Assembly, Odile Harrington, Kaiser Matanzima, the Transkei bantustan, the Natal Indian Congress, Billy Nair, George Sewpersadh, and Mewa Ramgobin, Oliver Tambo, Tsumeb, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, squatters, Khayelitsha, the Reagan Administration, "People's Christmas Against the Emergency", South African Council of Churches (SACC), Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Margaret Thatcher, the Sharpeville 6, Cuban troops, Zwelakhe Sisulu, detention, US ambassador Edward Perkins, Eric Molobi, "Bantu education", hangings, International Human Rights Day, the Rev. Frank Chikane, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Audrey Coleman, Sebokeng, police, South African Embassy in Washington, Bill Cosby, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, European Economic Community (EEC), Nyanga, the KTC squatter camp, disinvestment, Theresa Ramashamola, Prime Minister Mugabe, Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), Joshua Nkomo , ZANU-PF, the Rangel Amendment, tax, American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa, Frelimo, South African troops, the Coloured Labor Party, the Nationalist Party, Brig. Gen. Bantu Holomisa, Stella Sigcau, Chief George Matanzima, Robert Mugabe, Simon Muzende, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, Law and Order Minister Adriaan Vlok, QwaQwa, President Babangida, Amnesty International, Black Sash, Soweto, the McDonald's Farm squatter settlement, the Royal Dutch Shell Oil group, Catholic Archbishop Denis Hurley, Baragwanath hospital, the Soviet Union, Kamina air base, Shaba Province, Zaire, U.S. weapons, Alfred Nzo, Sitembele Zokwe, South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Steve Biko, Donald Woods, Red Scorpion, the National Committee Against Removals, Percy Qoboza, AK-47 assault rifles, Thomas Nkobi, African Tournament Players Association, gulf, the Namibian Council of Churches, military conscription, Franz Josef Strauss, Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), Helen Suzman, Lucas Mangope, Bophuthatswana, Jonas Savimbi, Sicelo Dhlomo, CBS-TV, Rev. John Evenson, the Namibian Communications Center, Oshakati, Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock, Alfonso Dhlakama, Cuban troops, and UN Resolution 435.
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