The newsletter includes a message from Father Michael Lapsley with a transcript of the article "FORGIVENESS IN A PACKAGE - LAPSLEY" by Willem Steenkamp. The newsletter reprints VIOLENCE AND GUN RELATED STATISTICS by Gun Free South Africa. The newsletter reprints newspaper articles including: "African nationalism debate is growing in South Africa" by Gilbert A. Lewthwaite, "Illegal immigration is raising tensions in ANC," "Angola in a state of near-war" and "Angola prepares for final showdown" by Chris Gordon, "SA supplying arms to Unita" by Peta Thornycroft, "Southern Africa's Oasis May Turn to Dust" by Judith Matloff, "Mobutu couldn't afford SA mercenaries" by Peta Thornycroft, and "Pretoria's arm industry fights for survival" by Alec Russell. The newsletter discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the Civil Cooperation Busrea (CCB), death squads paid for by the military, Joe Vester, Wouter Basson, Abraham 'Slang' van Zyl, the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture, survivors of human rights violations, forgiveness, President Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC), Ronnie Mamoepa, Hennie J. Kotze, the University of Stellenbosch, white Afrikaners, Paul Pareira, the South African Institute for Race Relations, the ANC Youth League, Thabo Maseba, Maxwell Nemadzivhanani, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Joel Netshitenzhe, nonracialism, Thabo Mbeki, Professor Tom Lodge, the University of Witwatersrand, black townships, illegal Mozambican immigrants, Colonel Hein Visser, the Home Affairs Department, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, the years of apartheid, a boarder electric fence, Defence Minister Joe Modise, the Human Sciences Research Council, the Institute for Security Studies, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Hussein Solomon, the Frontline States, Garcia Machel, the anti-foreigner attitude, the Centre for Development and Enterprise, Ann Bernstein, SADCC (Southern Africa Development Community), citizenship, weapons, the Central Firearms Register, people killed, the South African Police Service (SAPS), Community Police Forums, Lundas, President Eduardo dos Santos, the former Zaire, FAA, Cafunfo, the Cuango valley, Luzamba, Unita’s diamond-mining base, Jonas Savimbi, President Laurent Kabila, Mobutu Sese Seko, arms for Unita, UN-monitored election results, the Kassai border region, Jakkie Potgieter , the South African Defence Force (SADF), the National Conventional Arms Control Committee, Kader Asmal, the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango River, a World Heritage Site, Okacom, water, Sedudu, the International Court of Justice, the Thamalakane River, Maun, Lewanika Macgangane, Piet Heyns, Lars Ramburg, Botswana University’s Okavango Research Center, Moremi Sekwale, General Marc Mahele Lieko Bokungu, Harold Miller, Executive Outcomes, Mauritz le Roux, Safenet, Kpama Baramoto, Stabilco, Johan Joubert, Ian Jacobus Liebenberg, the Congo River, Brazzaville, President Pascal Lissouba, Eeben Barlow, Lafras Luitingh, Nick van den Bergh, the Rooivalk attack helicopter, Armscor, Billy Nell, Jakkie Cilliers, the United Nations' 1977 anti-apartheid arms embargo, Chester Crocker, President Reagan, constructive engagement, Colonel Altino Kassanji, the Lusaka Peace Accords, the UN Angola Monitoring and Verification Mission (Unavem III), the Angolan Government of Unity and National Reconciliation, the Catoca diamond mine, Faram, the Forces Armada Angolana (FAA), Maurice Tempelsman, SGM, Paulino Neto, diamond parastatal Endiama, mining diamonds illegally, and sanctions.
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