ECSA Bulletin

by Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 24, 1985
10 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Kenya
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe, United Kingdom
Language: English
The newsletter includes copies of correspondence between the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and State President P.W. Botha concerning the people killed and injured of the East Rand on June 26. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including "Blacks urged to sabotage factories," "S. Africa's economy beset by recession and ongoing black unrest" by Patrick Laurence, "Daily blood-letting marks path to war" by David Beresford, "UDF leaders tell of terror campaign from death squads" by Victoria Brittain, "SACC wants probe into township unrest," "20,000 morn Kwa Thema death" by David Beresford, "'Tribal Death Cells'" by Dorothy Gilliam, "Terror that grips South Africa" by Michael Hornsby, "Rise and fall of arms link with S. Africa" by David Pallister, "Four gaoled for smuggling arms to South Africa" by David Pallister, "Exports loophole allows firms to bypass S. Africa arms ban" by David Pallister, "Europe weighs costs of imposing sanctions on South Africa" by David Winder, and two articles by Patrick Keatley ("Thatcher warned on SA sanctions" and "Britain spurns South Africa sanctions"). The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Soweto, Francis Meli, Oliver Tambo, Albertina Sisulu, the South African Communist Party (SACP), black homelands, gold, Nico Cyzpionaka, unemployment, Prof. Jeremy Keenan, Bishop Desmond Tutu, the United Democratic Front (UDF), Raymond Suttner, Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkhonto, the Kannemeyer Commission, Rev. Allan Boesak, Rev. Beyers Naude, the projected All Blacks rugby tour, the Australian cricket tour, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union, Dan Vaughan, KwaThema, the Black Power salute, Rt. Rev. Simeone Nkoane, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King, the United Nations Women’s Conference, apartheid, Maureen Reagan, Forum '85, Sicelo Mhlauli, the Cradock Residents Association, the Port Elizabeth Black Civic Organization, the Azanian People’s Organization (Azapo), Colonel Hendrik Botha, Louis le Grange, Kentron, Armscor, Derek Salt, Redman Heenan, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), the Reagan administration, the UN arms embargo, trade, investment, Margaret Thatcher, the Commonwealth, Shridath Ramphal, David Owen, Nelson Mandela, the South African Police (SAP) anti-riot squad, teargas, Regina Mundi Catholic Church, the National Forum, and the Freedom Charter.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia