White Wheels of Fortune: Ford and GM in South Africa

ICCR Brief
(Vol. 18 No. 6)
by Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
New York, New York, United States
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This Brief analyses Ford and General Motors' decisions to end all direct investment in South Africa. However, they continue to play important roles in South Africa, including Ford cars continuing to be sold to the South African police. The anti-apartheid movement continues to call for complete withdrawal by both companies. The document discusses controversies about these companies’ actions, including issues negotiated with non-racial National Automobile and Allied Workers Union (NAAWU). It also discusses demands of any company contemplating withdrawal put forward by South African unions, including the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), Chemical Workers’ Industrial Union (CWIU), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root