Southwest Africa Information Sheet

by American Committee on Africa
with Janet MacLaughlin
New York, New York, United States
December 1, 1967
9 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Liberia
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
This cover letter and report say South West Africa embodies the contradiction between legality and political power. It has been accorded international status by the world community, first through the League of Nations and now by the United Nations, yet the country actually is controlled by the white supremacist South African government. The report includes information about the International Court of Justice rulings in 1950, 1955 and 1956. The report includes information also discussed the so-called Bantu Homelands, mining and pass laws in South Africa. • South West Africa • The Setting • Geography • History -- the legal fragments • Population and Land • South Africa's Scheme - Odendaal Commission Report • Economy and Labor • Restrictions • Social and Educational Development • The Politics • Police and Military • The Future of SWA in the UN • And the U.S.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive