Southern Africa

(Volume XIII Number 2)
by Southern Africa Committee
with Jennifer Davis (editor), Dennis Brutus, Michael Beaubien, Truman Dunn, Bill Hartung, Craig Howard, Richard Knight, Edgar Lockwood, Andrew Marx, Malik Reaves, Christine Root, Karen Rothmyer, Mike Shuster, Stephanie Urdang, Jim Weikart
New York, New York, United States
February 1980
28 pages
Contents: Overview Looking to the Future • Update • Food Crisis in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau • Angola Re-Shuffle • British-Rhodesian Violations Threaten Ceasefire • Rural Police Station Attacked • SPECIAL REPORT • Tactics for Change in Southern Africa—A View from Mississippi • Censored: A Nuclear Conspiracy • ZIMBABWE • A Delicate Peace • Tragic Death of Guerrilla Leader • Refugees Preparing for Home • Diary of a Missionary-Report From Inside Rhodesia • UNITED STATES • Botha Visit Rumored • Congressional Visits to South Africa • Export Controls Continued • American Legion Urges Friendly Policy • Carnegie Poll Findings • Sectarian Group Spies for Pretoria • Space Research-Building South Africa's Armaments Industry • NAMIBIA • Pretoria Digging In • SOUTH AFRICA • Township and Shopfloor Resisters Unite • Boss Defector Talks • Politicos Escape From Jail • Nuclear Bomb Test • South African Immigration Drops • culture • The Artist Protects Humanity by Carole Gregory • resources • Books Received • action news notes • War Resisters March • DUTCH OIL EMBARGO • BRITISH BANK ACTIONS • news briefs • The newsletter says despite a negotiated ceasefire and preparations for elections, serious tensions in Zimbabwe still threaten to disrupt the transition to majority rule. The newsletter discusses Portuguese colonialism, SWAPO, FRELIMO, "Iko" Carreira, MPLA, PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde), ANGOP, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the small town of Soekmekaar, Orlando police station, Soweto, SASO, The Nuclear Axis: Secret Collaboration between West Germany and South Africa by Zdenek Cervenka and Barbara Rogers, the African National Congress (ANC), anti-apartheid activists in West Germany, uranium enrichment, Valindaba, Robert Mugabe, ZANU, the Patriotic Front, ZAPU, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Lord Soames, Josiah Magama Tongogara, Joshua Nkomo, ZIPRA, South African Prime Minister Botha (P.W. Botha), Giscard D'Estaing, coal gasifiction technology, SASOL, Jim Wright of Texas, oil, Congressman Bill Gray, the Export Import Bank, the Commerce Department, the Department of State, South African military and police, the Export Administration Act of 1979, the Simonstown naval base, the Armed Services Committee, President Carter, Representative Dan Quayle, the United States Labor Party (USLP), illegal arms shipments to South Africa, Colonel Jack Frost, John Stockwell, the CIA, Hot Shells: US Arms for South Africa", South African Defense Forces (South African Defence Force, SADF), Administrator General Gerrit Viljoen, Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, teargas, Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) organizations, Thozamile Botha, the Port Elizabeth Civic Organization (Pebco), Ford's Cortina assembly plant in Port Elizabeth, the Terrorism Act, the Sullivan Principles, Dr. Nthato Motlana, the Committee of Ten, the Congress of South African Students (COSAS), the Azanian Students Organization (Azaso), the Writers Association of South Africa, the Soweto Civic Association, the Department of National Security (DONS), the Nationalist Party, Herstigte Nasionale Party (HNP), Helen Suzman, Arthur McGiven, Jaap Marais, British Anti-Apartheid Movement chairman Robert Hughes, Operation Timmerwerk, Operation Indiama, John Vorster, General Hendrik Van den Bergh, political prisoners, Oliver Tambo, Pretoria Central prison, Alexander Moumbaris, Stephen Lee, Timothy Jenkin, a Vela satellite, the twin flash characteristic of a nuclear explosion, Selaelo Maredi, SAMRAF (South African Military Aid Fund), Dave Dellinger, Holland Committee on Southern Africa, "Werkgroep Kairos", Shell Oil Company, End Loans to South Africa (ELTSA), Barclays Bank, South African Airways, Boeing 737 jetliners, the Krugerrand, Nomad planes, United States Central Power and Light Company, coal, Angola’s oil minister Jorge Morais, DeBeers, diamond mining, Space Research Corporation, the Office of Munitions Control, UNTAG, Lt. Gen. Prem Chand, and the Security Police.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of former members of the Southern Africa Committee.
Collection: Northwestern University Libraries