Contents: FIVE AMERICANS FLY INTO SOUTH WEST AFRICA • INDEPENDENCE FOR SWAZILAND, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968 by Lucie A. G. Colvin • U. S. GOVERNMENT AND SOUTH AFRICA • U.S. BUYS MILITARY PARTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA • 1968 BALANCE OF PAYMENTS REGULATIONS: HOW THEY AFFECT U.S. INVESTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA • AMERICAN ACTION AGAINST APARTHEID • METHODISTS WITHDRAW $10 MILLION FROM FIRST NATIONAL CITY BANK • THE TRIAL OF SOUTH WEST AFRICANS IN PRETORIA • The newsletter has a leaflet insert advertising the magazine AFRICA TODAY. The newsletter reports on December 6, 1967, five Americans, accompanied by several press correspondents, flew into the territory of South West Africa in two chartered airplanes. The newsletter discusses the Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of an Independent South West Africa, the General Assembly, Samuel F. Ashelman, Lyle Tatum, John Holloman, George M. Houser, Flemmie Kittrell, U.N. resolutions terminating South Africa’s mandate, the United Nations Council for South West Africa, Strijdom Airport, pilots, imprisonment, the King of Swaziland, Sobhuza II, elections, African nationalism, Dr. Zwane, the National Liberatory Congress, trade unionism, the High Commission Territories, timber, Usutu Pulp, Europeans, the Commonwealth Development Corporation, the United Nations Development Program, English and American investors, Price Makhosini Dhlamini, the Foreign Aid bill, Congress, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Plessey South Africa Ltd., the Plessey Company, the Buy American Act, the Security Council, President Johnson, U.S. direct investments abroad, the Office of Foreign Direct Investments, loans, U.S. banks, a consortium, the campaign for withdrawal of funds from American banks loaning to the Government of South Africa, the Methodist Board of Missions, the New York Presbyterian Church, the Church of the Brethren, the Division of International Affairs of the National Council of Churches, Vice-President Humphrey, Ambassador Goldberg, the International Court of Justice, the Suppression of Communism Act, the Terrorism Act, the death penalty, 200 American lawyers, the unlawful prosecution of 35 South West Africans, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections