Southern Africa

(Volume 8, Number 1)
by Southern Africa Network-ELCA
with Kathy Robinson, Joan Gerig, Michele Robinson, Martha McCraken, Linda Noonan-Ngwane (editor), Zolani Noonan-Ngwane (editor), Carol Thompson (layout)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
July - August 1998
8 pages
Contents: Teaching and Learning Music in South Africa • TRANSITIONS • Joan Gerig bids farewell as SAN Coordinator • "You have been the heartbeat of this Network" • From the new Coordinators: Zolani and Linda Noonan-Ngwane • ADVOCACY • U.S. Moves One Step Closer to Signing Treaty to Ban Landmines • Churches Call for Improvements in Africa Legislation • SOUTHERN AFRICA NEWS BRIEFS • AIDS rife in Africa • De-mining partnerships, assistance • Machel hearings begins • UNITA goes back to war • United Nations loses grip in Angola • Lesotho on edge as election results are disputed • World Bank loans to Africa • Mozambique-South Africa Corridor: salvation or marginalization? • Chemical and biological weapons • No 'immigrant' torrent in South Africa, report • President Clinton's trip to Africa raises hopes and concerns • Should South African Churches give up their land? • P.W. Botha on trial • ACROSS THE CHURCH • South African Lutheran Bishop in Chicago: "Why we didn’t go to the TRC" • Companion Synod report, Pastor from Caribbean Synod visits Eastern Diocese • Companion Synods of the ELCA and Churches in Southern Africa • Hamba Kahle, Bill Johnston • NETWORK NOTES • The Southern Africa Network - What is your vision? • Note the Changes! • The newsletter discusses Temple University, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Soweto String Quartet, the Sol Plaatje Educational Centre, the township of Galeshewe, the Salvation Army Church, the Ottawa Treaty, Cuba, NATO, Turkey, the European Union, the Pentagon, Senator Patrick Leahy, the Ottawa Landmine Convention, the Defense Authorization bill, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (HR 1432), Senator Richard Lugar, the Lutheran Office of Governmental Affairs, the Seeds of Hope Act of 1998 (HR 3636), the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Ebrahim Samba,  the Clinton administration, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Samora Machel, the United Nations Observer Mission in Angola, the United Nations Security Council, the Maputo Development Corridor, illegal immigrants, the Institute for Democracy, the Southern Africa Migration Project, the Aliens Control Act, human rights, Dr. Molefe Tsele, the Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation (ESSET), anti-apartheid activists, the Security Forces, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Lutheran Ecumenical Partnership Consultation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa (ELCSA), Presiding Bishop Fortuin, Rev. Thomas Mokgatho, Martin von Fintel, Kruger National Park, Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa, National Namibia Concerns, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA). 
Used by permission of former members of the Southern Africa Network-ELCA.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers