Role of Transnational Corporations in Namibia

by David de Beer
New York, New York, United States
November 29 - December 2, 1982
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
11 pages
Type: Conference Presentation
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Language: English
In this paper presented at the "International Seminar on The Role of Transnational Corporations in Namibia" at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. (November 29 - December 2, 1982), David deBeer says the U.S. is quite happy with South Africa's military domination of the region, so it has not taken meaningful steps to end South Africa's illegal occupation of Namibia. He also points out that South African-dominated nuclear trade with Namibia has been a factor in the Western Contact Group allowing negotiations over Namibia to drag on for five years. The United Kingdom, West Germany and France are major recipients of Namibian uranium. Dutch researcher Ruurd Huisman proved that West German and British electricity companies that purchase Namibian uranium send some of that uranium to the Urenco enrichment factories in the Netherlands for enrichment. The paper mentions the United Nations Council for Namibia Hearings on Namibian Uranium.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive