South Africa Bulletin
by American Committee on Africa
with Mary-Louise Hooper
New York, New York, United States
The newsletter reports that, on November 6, the all-white government of South Africa hanged Vuysile Mini, Zinakele Nkaba, and Wilson Knayinga. The newly formed South African Freedom Action Committee held a demonstration during Human Rights Week in Los Angeles to protest against apartheid. Braam Fischer, a courageous and often unpaid attorney for opponents of apartheid, himself lately on trial in South Africa under the Suppression of Communism Act, went "underground" on January 25. Pan Africanist Congress leader Robert Sobukwe was again detained on completion of his sentence, under a 1963 law that allows political prisoners to be detained indefinitely. The newsletter reports on U.S. trade with South Africa and boycott efforts. Contents: Second Issue • Three Patriots Hanged • Boycott Activity on the World Front • Los Angeles Hunger Sit-Down Against Apartheid • In the U.S., Profits over Principles, On the Consumer Level • Accused Lawyer Disappears • Political Prisoners and Trials • Robben Island, A Living Hell • Hell Headquarters • Harsh Sentences • Pike to Chair Washington Conference • What You Can Do
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive