South Africa is open for business
Nuts and bolts of investment
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Undated, late 1977 or early 1978?
The leaflet is a marked-up page from a special advertising section by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) promoting investment in South Africa from the November 21, 1977 issue of Business Week, a publication of McGraw-Hill. The marked-up sections highlight racist content in the ad. These sections discuss high profits that can be made in South Africa. Reasons for this include “[t]he physical and human environment favors business,” “special tax allowances worth up to 40 percent of the Black and Coloured wage bill for seven years” that are available in “decentralized areas,” and “there is a plentiful supply of unskilled labor, especially in the decentralized areas.” (Note: This leaflet was most likely produced by the Committee Against Racism or the Progressive Labor Party, or perhaps both.)
Used by permission of Bill Bleich.
Collection: Private collection of Bill Bleich