Sanctions and the Struggle for a Democratic South Africa

by Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
About May 1991
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The pamphlet consists of testimony by Jennifer Davis on April 30 about the importance of keeping sanctions against South Africa to two Congressional subcommittees of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Davis says that, nearly five years ago, Congress passed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, imposing sanctions against South Africa and specifying conditions that must be met before sanctions can be lifted. The Bush Administration has seized on the first reforms as approaching justification for lifting sanctions. Today, 28 states, 25 counties and 91 cities have taken economic action against corporations whose investments in South Africa subsidize apartheid. The American Committee on Africa has uncovered evidence that just during the period from June to December 1990, over 20 tons of U.S. shotguns and ammunition were sent to South Africa. The pamphlet discusses Nelson Mandela; F.W. de Klerk; ANC (African National Congress); the South African Defence Force; General A.J. Liebenberg; Gatsha Buthelezi; P.W. Botha; Jay Naidoo, the General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU); P.A.C. (Pan Africanist Congress); NACTU (National Council of Trade Unions); the South African Council of Churches; the Human Rights Commission; the Detroit Police and Firefighters Pension Funds; J.P. Morgan; and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. • Political Prisoners • Education • Land • Violence • White House Hostility to Sanctions • Conclusion
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