THE U.S. AND SOUTH AFRICA: Proposals for U.S. Policy Initiatives

by Council for Christian Social Action of the United Church of Christ
New York, New York, United States
June 1968
6 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Language: English
The report says the United States commitment to change in southern Africa must be made clear, or this country will face the international consequences of a de facto U.S.-Apartheid alliance; therefore, initiatives are needed by the United States in its South Africa policy, especially in view of the widely-held impression that the U.S. provides economic support for apartheid. The report says over 250 American companies operate in South Africa, including most of the major blue chips; the United Nations General Assembly, supported by numerous church resolutions, has advocated economic boycott as one of the few peaceful avenues left for social change in South Africa. The report discusses Portugal, legal aid to those charged under apartheid legislation, political prisoners, banned, deported, relief for dependents, education, the U.S. Mission to the U.N., the South African sugar industry and the U.S. quota, Natal, indentured Chinese and Indian workers, Title III of the U.S. Sugar Act, sugar from Rhodesia, the President of the United States, Secretary of Agriculture Orville L Freeman, the House Committee on Agriculture, Frank J. Brasco, John D. Dow, Eligio de la Garza, Joseph Y. Resnick, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, George D. Aiken, Mark O. Hatfield, Walter Mondale. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense William E. Lang, racial equality, the landing of U.S. naval vessels at South African ports, the carrier Independence, Cape Town, the crew an servicemen of the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Negros, the missile-tracking ship Sword King, oil, rubber, motor companies, American business and industry, employment, wages, benefits, pensions, unionization policy, the Job Reservation Act, investment, inhuman and oppressive laws, withdrawal, stockholders' meetings of companies involved in South Africa, poverty, and the American Committee on Africa (ACOA). • I. SUMMARY • II. PROPOSALS • A. The U.S. Should Support the U.N. Trust Fund for South Africa • B. The U.S. should eliminate the quota for South African Sugar • C. The U.S. Should Remove Its Tracking Stations from South Africa • D. The U.S. Must Consider Integrating Its Embassy in South Africa • ACTIONS REGARDING AMERICAN COMPANIES IN SOUTH AFRICA [Note: this item was apparently published by the Council for Christian Social Action of the United Church of Christ.]
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root