GUEST EDITORIAL: South African Council of Churches Position on Sanctions, October 9, 1987
by Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
New York, New York, United States
This statement of the South African Council of Churches approaches sanctions as a way to increase the cost to the South African government of maintaining apartheid. It discusses the support for sanctions from the major labor federations, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU). It addresses the issue of sanctions hurting those who could lose jobs, saying that those concerned with jobs must also be concerned with creating a new economic structure. The statement points out that sanctions are a means of international “constructive disengagement” – a way to stop propping up apartheid – that is the least people can do to support the struggle in South Africa. [Note: The article is from The Corporate Examiner (Vol. 16, No. 7).]
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root