i.d.a.f. news notes

(Issue No. 35)
by International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
with Geoffrey Wisner (editor), Kenneth Carstens
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
May 1988
Publisher: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa
8 pages
Contents: Black Lawyers in South Africa • New Books Available from IDAF • Editorial Overview • Southern Africa News Calendar February, March and April 1988 • Now Available from IDAF • "Severest Censorship in the World" • Still an Emergency • Acronyms and Abbreviations. The newsletter includes an excerpt from a lecture by Dumisa Ntsebeza delivered at the Harvard Law School, where he was an Edward Smith Visiting Fellow, on April 19, 1988. Ntsebeza, who studied law during his four years as a political prisoner in South Africa, now works as an attorney in the Transkei bantustan. He is the first President of the recently formed National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL). The newsletter discusses the State of Emergency, the Legal Resources Centers, liberation movements, African National Congress (ANC), Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Black Consciousness, the Sharpeville and Uitenhage massacres, the Soweto uprising, Steve Biko, black townships, freedom fighters, United Democratic Front (UDF), the Detainees' Parents Support Committee (DPSC), the Free Mandela Campaign, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Rev. Allan Boesak, the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, banned organizations, Zwelakhe Sisulu, the Sharpeville Six, South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Dulcie September, Albie Sachs, Moses Mayekiso, NUMSA, Cuban troops, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the Ashdown ghetto, the Commonwealth, the National Supplies Procurement Act, Inkatha, Sicelo Dhlomo, CBS-TV, "Children of Apartheid," Franz Josef Strauss, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Bophuthatswana, P.W. Botha, the Eastern Cape Education Crisis Committee, the Eastern Cape Students Council, the Regina Mundi church in Soweto, Rev. Frank Chikane, Health Minister Dr. Willie van Niekerk, the AIDS virus, Duduza activist Vusi Nlashabane, South African Defence Force (SADF), Duncan Village, the People's Progressive Party, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, "Pik" Botha, police, the Labor Relations Amendment Bill, Jay Naidoo, Nathan Shamuyarira, Cuito Cuanavale, UNITA, Scorpion tanks, G-5 and G-6 artillery units, a rent boycott, the Rand National Bank, Hidipo Hamutenya, the African Dutch Reformed Church, QwaQwa, Kenneth Mopele, Gen. Jannie Geldenhuys, South African warplanes, Mozambique National Resistance (MNR, also known as Renamo), Azapo, National Education Crisis Committee (NECC), Albertina Sisulu, Archie Gumede, Tom Sebina, Maj. Gen. Lekhanya, the UN Security Council, kwaZulu, Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging or Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB), UN Human Rights Commission, Dr. Ivan Toms, the Crossroads squatter camp, Helen Suzman, Progressive Federal Party (PFP), the Promotion of Orderly Internal Politics bill, riot police, the Namibian National Students Organization, Afrikaans, the Nationalist Party, the Conservative Party, Nkosi Molala, South African Council of Churches (SACC), Leslie Manley, the International Labor Organization, the International Federation of Free Trade Unions, Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the Soviet Union, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, detention, the Chamber of Mines, the African Federation of Transvaal Women, oil, loans, investment, the Nonaligned Movement, a coup attempt, mercenaries, Secretary of State George Shultz, Finance Minister Barend du Plessis, Prime Minister Thatcher, President Reagan, Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar, Moses Katjiuongua, Andreas Shipanga, the Black Sash, Helene Passtoors, treason, the Anglo-American Corporation, Shridath Ramphal, Rosemary Hunter, the Student Representative Council, the University of the Witwatersrand, the Nkomati accord, the New Nation, South West Africa Territorial Force (SWAFT), Malcolm Fraser, Winnie Mandela, Popo Molefe, Patrick Lekota, Moses Chikane, the New Republic Party, Bill Sutton, Denis Worrall, the Independent Party, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Howard Wolpe, the Dutch Reformed Church, Home Affairs Minister Stoffel Botha, Dumi Matabane, the FBI, Isaiah Moyo, Justice Minister Kobie Coetsee, the Internal Security Act, Sgt. Leon Lotz, Koevoet, Nicodemus Fillemon, Petrus Sakaria, Catholic Archbishop Dennis Hurley, Methodist General Secretary Stanley Mogoba, Anglican Bishop Phillip Russell, Kenneth Kaunda, Zwelakhe Sisulu, the Reagan Administration, Ide Oumarou, Organization of African Unity (OAU), Cuban troops, Alan Paton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, International Amateur Athletics Federation, the British Amateur Athletics Board, Zola Budd, Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), Nelson Mandela, Patrick Mphephu, Robert Mugabe, Riaan Eksteen, Allan Hendrickse, the Association of Business and Commerce, Evo Fernandes, David Webster, the Cape Democrats, Mzondileli Nondula, Mtheleli Mncube, sanctions, and kwaNdebele.
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