This document reports on a fact-finding to visit South Africa during the first two weeks of July organized by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). The delegation was hosted by the South African Council of Churches (SACC) in Johannesburg, the Archdiocese of Durban, and the Archdiocese of the Province of the Church of Southern Africa in Cape Town. The report quotes Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa of the Institute for Contextual Theology; Shelia Sisulu, Director of the SACC Joint Enrichment Project; Dennis Creighton, General Manager, Housing Division, Perm; Archbishop Denis Hurley; and Dr. Albert Nolan. Delegation members were Vadette K. Bullock; Sr. Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ; Edward G. Crane, Ph.D.; Sister Barbara Glendon, OSU; Donna Katzin, Ph.D.; Rev. Frederick Harrison, Ph.D.; John E. Lind, Ph.D.; and Canon Frederick B. Williams, D.Min. The report discusses the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church USA, Roman Catholic Church, Tri-State Coalitions for Responsible Investment, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), ANC (African National Congress), PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU), AZAPO, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (CAAA), political prisoners, President Bush, "homelands," Bophuthatswana, Pollsmoor Prison, President De Klerk, the National Land Committee, squatters, Villiersdorp, the White Paper on Land, Pineview Squatter Camp, Soweto, Guguletu, KwaZulu, Amamzimtoti, Toti Crisis and Upliftment Center, Black Management Forum, Inkatha, United Workers' Union, United Nations High Committee on Refugees (UNHCR), Rev. Frank Chikane, "Bantu" education, Stephen Gelb, COSATU's Economic Trends group, unemployment, Urban Foundation, privatization, parastatals, South African Communist Party, Don Mkhwanazi, International Labor Office, National Education Coordinating Committee, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Sophiatown, Urban Foundation, Independent Development Trust (IDT), Azar Jammine, ANC's Women's League, Black Sash, Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU), National Union of Mineworkers, COSATU's Workers' Charter, PlanAct, International Chemical and Energy Federation, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Chief Rabbi Harris, Gary Munson, Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, Nationalist Party, and National Co-ordinating Committee for the Repatriation of South African Exiles. Contents: I. Background • II. Findings • A. Political Prisoners • B. Emergency Law • C. Repeal of the Group Areas Act, Land Acts and Population Registration Act • D. Freedom to Participate in the Political Process • E. Agreement to Enter into Good Faith Negotiations • F. Progress Toward Dismantling the System of Apartheid and Establishing a Non-Racial Democracy • G. Policy Implications • III. Economic Justice for a Non-Racial Democratic South Africa • A. Economic Overview • 1. Inward Development and Internal Policies • a. Government Policies • b. The Private Sector • c. Inflation • d. Savings • 2. Outward Development: Manufacturing • a. Increasing Competitiveness • b. Expanding while Serving Local Markets • c. Reducing Concentration • d. Developing Human Resources • 3. Proposed Solutions • B. Restructuring Human Services • 1. Educational Rights • 2. Health Rights • 3. Housing Rights • C. Environmental Rights • D. Women’s Rights • E. Labor Rights • IV. The Role of the Faith Communities • A. Ideological Foundations • B. Reconciliation • C. Evolving Political Prophesy • D. Reconstruction: The Justice Agenda
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Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections