Southern Africa

by Southern Africa Committee
with Stephanie Urdang, Africa News Service
New York, New York, United States
October 1978
32 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States, France, Germany
Language: English
Contents: SPECIAL REPORT: Crossroads-A Community Under Attack by Stephanie Urdang • NAMIBIA: U.N. Proposes-South Africa Disposes • South Africa Dumps U.N. • ZIMBABWE • Bishop Muzorewa Goes to Washington by Patrick Lawrence • Smith Talks Tough But Takes Beating • Nkomo And Smith-Another Round of Secret Talks • ANGOLA • Neto Seeks Peace with Zaire • Overview: After the Namibia Collapse • CULTURE • Ba Ye Zwa-the people live • UPDATE • South Africa, UN at Odds Again • Apartheid Insurance • Carter Faces SA Trade Decision • Nerve Gas at Cassinga? • Angola Ups Oil Control • Botswana Student Unrest • Rhodesia Journalist Kidnapped • SOUTH AFRICA • Resistance and Repression • UNITED STATES • WASHINGTON NOTES • Congress Moves to Lift Sanctions • House Looks at Investment in South Africa • UNITED STATES • Church Conservatives Attack Liberation Support • MOZAMBIQUE • New Life in the Canico by Mozambique Information Agency • People's Power = People's Development • Returning American Delegation Reports Progress • UPDATE • RESOURCES • ACTION NEWS NOTES • DIVESTITURE CAMPAIGN HAS SUCCESS • QUAKERS MAKE MOVE • NO MORE BOOKPLATES • ACTIONS SPEAK • ‘KRUGERRAND’ SUCCESS • WINNIE MANDELA APPEAL • UPCOMING CONFERENCES • SPORTS CAMPAIGN • A LIFE FOR AFRICA • NEWSBRIEFS • The newsletter includes information on available resources including the South Africa Information Packet (The Africa Fund), African Workers and Apartheid by David Davis (International Defence and Aid Fund-London), For Their Triumphs and Their Tears by Hilda Bernstein (ID&A)m Divide and Rule: South Africa’s Bantustans by Barbara Rogers (ID&A), A Window on Soweto by Joyce Sikakae (ID&A), The Great White Hoax: South Africa's International Propaganda Machine (Africa Bureau-London), Zimbabwe: The Facts About Rhodesia (ID&A), The Propaganda War by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Rhodesia (Africa Fund), Alternatives to Poverty by Roger Riddell, The Land Question by Roger Riddell, The Unemployment Crisis by Duncan G. Clarke, Skilled Labor and Future Needs by Colin Stoneman, Zimbabwe: Wining Hearts and Minds (Washington Office on Africa), US Bank Loans to South Africa (Corporate Data Exchange), and the 1979 South Africa Freedom Calendar. The newsletter discusses apartheid, Crossroads, heavily armed riot police, bulldozers, teargas, batons, homes, squatter camps, Capetown (Cape Town), the western Cape, Foreign Minister Roelof Botha (Pik Botha), Minister of Plural Relations Cornelius P. Mulder, the National Party, Dr. Willie Vosloo, a "colored preference area", Minister of Defense Pieter W. Botha (P.W. Botha), the United Nations, Africans, Modderdam, Werkgenot, Unibell, pass laws, migrant labor, the ANC (African National Congress), the Southern African Liberation Committee of Michigan State University (MSU), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the Antioch Bookplate Corporation, Senator Clark, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Colgate Palmolive Co., Nabisco, Inc., Phelps Dodge Corp., US Gypsum Co., Warner-Lambert Co., Black and Decker, Dresser Industries, Easton Corp., Dow Chemical, Timken, West Point Pepperell, Bank of America Corp., Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. (3M), Transkei, Ciskei, townships, SWAPO (South West African People’s Organization), the Security Council, the UN Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG), he Secretary General's Special Representative, Sam Nujoma, Secretary General Waldheim, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia, John Vorster Square, Caprivi province, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), Dirk Mudge, the white supremacist Afrikaner Broderbund, the Namibian National Front (NNF), the Action Front for the Retention of Turnhalle Principles (AKTUR), National Independence Party (Coloureds), the Mbanderu group, the Damara Council, the Federal Party, SWANU, SWAPO-Democrats, Andreas Shipanga, Brian O'Linn, A.H. Du Plessis Eben van Zijl, Afrikaners, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Senator Jesse Helms, Union Carbide, United African National Council (UANC), Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Byron Hove, Prime Minister Ian Smith, the Patriotic Front, John C. Danforth, the Danforth Amendment, James Lucier, U.S. policy, the State Department, Carter's Africa policy, the Case-Javits amendment, the Rhodesian Information Office, Chester Crocker, Andy Andrews (E. F. Andrews), the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Allegheny Ludlum, Kenneth Towsey, Rhodesian police, the Mangula copper mine, Messina Development Corporation, Kenneth Kaunda, British Foreign Secretary David Owen, the Western powers, Ndjili Airport, Mobutu Sese Seko, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Agostinho Neto, Benguela Railroad, UNITA guerrillas, Andrew Young, Donald McHenry, South End Press, the Rand Daily Mail,  the Africa Group, American companies, Frank B. Hall, Leslie and Godwin (L&G), Nedsual Insurance Brokers, SONANGOL, Gulf Oil, Cabinda, black journalist Justin Nyoka, BBC, the Zambia Daily Mail, OAU (Organization of African Unity), the National Front for the Liberation of the Congo (FNLC), Shaba province, Soweto Students Representative Council (SSRC), Steve Biko, the South African Students Organization (SASO), SASM, the Black Consciousness Movement, Task Force and Counterinsurgency Unit (TSCU), Bophuthatswana, Umkbonto We Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), political assassinations, Lungile Tabalaza, detention, Justice Minister Jimmy Kruger, school boycott, MACSA (Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa), the International Defence and Aid Fund (ID&F), Dr. Nthato Motlana, the Committee of Ten, Solomon Mahlangu, Congressman Ichord, Cuban troops, US tax credits, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-IM), Ford Motor, General Motors (GM), National Cash Register, Control Data, Richard Moose, Security Police, Bill Cotter, African-American Institute, Leon Sullivan, Charles Diggs, FNLA, WOA, the Chamber of Commerce, human rights, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Women's Division of the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Missions Council (EMC), Bairro de Mazaquene, FRELIMO, the Sena Sugar Estate, Agriculture Minister Joaquim de Carvalho, Robert Van Lierop, the Mozambique Film Project, President Samora Machel, the Organization of Mozambican Women, the UN Centre Against Apartheid, Louis W. Schneider, Michael Simmons, Southern African Peace Education Program, Committee for Medical Aid to Southern Africa, the African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC), Hospital Trust National Bank, the South African Solidarity Committee of Brown University, the National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation (NAIMSAL), Northeast Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa (NECLSA), Southern African Coalition at Duke University, Prime Minister Muldoon, Halt All Racist Tours (HART), the Gleneagles Agreement, the Commonwealth, Trevor Richards, the Protection of Business Act, South African Industrial Development Corporation, Bantu Education Department, Department of Education and Training, Andre Holland, Lieutenant-General Peter Walls, Racal, United Dominions Trust, General Electric (GEC), Barlow Rand, British Leyland, Anglo-American, Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance, Guardian Assurance, Liberty Life, mercenary Major Mike Williams, the Rhodesian army, John Connally, Admiral Thomas Moorer, Admiral Hugo Biermann, Sydney S. Baron, T. A. Murphy, the United Presbyterian Church, petroleum production, refining, mining primary metals, transportation, victims, colonialism, Stephen Solarz, and machinery.
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