NAMIBIA Great Wealth and Great Poverty

NAMIBIA Great Wealth and Great Poverty

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by United Nations
New York, New York, United Nations
Undated, second half of the 1970s?
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United Nations
Language: English
One of the posters in a photographic display set entitled THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE IN NAMIBIA AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA (ZIMBABWE) produced by the United Nations Office of Public Information. The poster says diamonds and firs are lucrative exports from Namibia; so are copper, lead, zinc and uranium; white farmers and foreign mining corporations reap large profits; and most profits are sent abroad; the vast majority of blacks labour for very low wages and live in utter poverty, barred form many of the skilled jobs that would help them improve their lives. The poster says open-cast mining by Consolidated Diamond Mines at Oranjemund; the company virtually monopolizes diamond mining in Namibia; it is controlled by South African and European and American interests; Namibia's trade in gem diamonds is only secondary to South Africa's; the average white miner earns many times more than the average black miner. This item was digitized by the International Institute of Social History which provided it to the African Activist Archive Project. Size: 52x37 centimeters.
Collection: International Institute of Social History