The newsletter contains excerpts from a speech and question-and-answer session by Robert Mugabe at Sanders Theater, Harvard University on September23; he was the guest of the Harvard Law School Forum. The newsletter discusses Zimbabwe's independence, the Lancaster House agreement, socialism, ZANU, Cuban troops in Angola, "constructive engagement," the Thornhill Air Force base, human rights, Matabeleland, the Front-Line States, the Foreign Correspondents Association of South Africa, SWAPO, Piet Koornhof, KwaZulu Chief Minister Gatsha Buthelezi, Francois Steenkamp, the African National Congress (ANC), Leabua Jonathan, the European Parliament, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, State President Marais Viljoen, Samora Machel, Albertina Sisulu, Walter Sisulu, the United Democratic Front (UDF), Priscilla Jana, Oscar Mpetha, Archie Gurnede, Nadine Gordimer, Queen Regent Dzeliwe, the kaNgwane and kwaZulu bantustans, Ciskei, bus boycott, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, the Palestine Liberation Organization, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Transvaal Conservative Party (CP) Congress, Peter Sullivan, Jan Opperman, Andries Treurnicht, UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Cuban troops, General Constand Viljoen, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, SADCC (Southern African Development Coordination Council), the United Democratic Front (UDF), National Forum Committee, the South African Council on Sport, Azapo, Nelson Mandela, Black Consciousness groups, Vincent Makhela, Rev. Allan Boesak, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Congress Alliance, Randall Robinson, TransAfrica, U.S. investment in South Africa, the UN Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG), UN Resolution 435, Eduardo dos Santos, DTA (Democratic Turnhalle Alliance), Dirk Mudge, Danie duPlessis, the University of Witwatersrand, National Education Minister Gerrit Viljoen, Sam Nujoma, Herbert Ushewokunze, Thornhill Air Force, Ian Smith, Gatsha Buthelezi, Lamontville township, Nelson Mandela, the University of Natal, Commodore Dieter Gerhardt, the Simonstown naval, the Soviet Union (USSR), the whites-only referendum on the proposed new Constitution, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), the Conservative Party, the New Republic Party, Oliver Tambo, Thomas Stanton, Karl Niehaus, the Internal Security Act, Dennis Brutus, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Contact Group, Emmerson Munangagwa, SADF (South African Defence Force), Steve Biko, Black Consciousness, the Thirion Commission on Namibia, John Vorster, Pandelani Nefholovodwe, the Black Allied Mining and Construction Workers Union (BAMCW), Wing Commander Peter Briscoe, Air Vice Marshal Hugh Slatter, Air Commodore Philip Pyle, Wing Commander John Cox, Air Lieutenants Barrington Lloyd and Neville Weir, economic sanctions, the Export Administration Act, the Reagan Administration, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Frank Wisner, Howard Wolpe, the House Subcommittee on African Affairs, the World Council of Churches Program to Combat Racism, PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Michael Scott, Catholic Institute for International Relations, Western mining companies operating in Namibia, George Matanzima, Salim Salim, Hans Dietrich Genscher, Athletes and Artists against Apartheid, Sun City, Arthur Ashe, LLA (Lesotho Liberation Army), uranium mines, diamonds, MPLA, the Benguela railway, Kobie Coetzee, Michael Nolan, Saul Mkhize, Westinghouse, nuclear weapons, the State Security Council, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Kenneth Kaunda, Crossroads squatter settlement, shantytowns, Roman Catholic churches, the Krugerrand, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Transkei and kwaZulu bantustans, Patrick Mphephu, Venda, Neil Alcock, the Church Agricultural Project, Czechoslovak technicians, and the Barberton maximum security jail. Contents: The Burden of the Past Robert Mugabe speaks on Zimbabwe and world issues • HUDDLESTON TO DELIVER SERMON AT HARVARD • Southern Africa News Calendar August and September 1983 • Acronyms and Abbreviations
Used by permission of a former staff member of the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee.
Collection: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee (Geoff Wisner collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections