IBM Update: Still Computing Apartheid

ICCR Brief
(Vol. 16 No. 5)
by Richard Leonard, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responisbility
New York, New York, United States
Publisher: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
2 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The document explains how IBM, the leading supplier of computers to the South African government and major corporations there, has sold its subsidiary to Information Services Management in order to reduce its political profile, while “there will be no change in the supply of IBM products,” according to the former manager of IBM South Africa, quoted in an ad in South African newspapers. The document recounts opposition to IBM’s involvement in South Africa, beginning with the Black Workers Alliance, founded in 1969 by black U.S. IBM employees. Eleven church-sponsored stockholder resolutions have been filed with IBM. [A version of this document was previous published by the Public Affairs Department of the Communication Workers of America.]
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root