SOUTHERN RHODESIA (ZIMBABWE) Privilege and Poverty

SOUTHERN RHODESIA (ZIMBABWE) Privilege and 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: Zimbabwe
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 fertile land and high quality minerals in abundance are the basis of Southern Rhodesia's wealth; profits from commercial agriculture, mining and manufacturing go to whites here and abroad; all are heavily dependent on cheap, black labour; whites on average earn about ten times more than blacks. The poster says large quantities of chrome continues to be exported despite UN sanctions. The poster includes photographs of harvesting tobacco in the Salisbury area, and a black workers' compound on a tea estate in the Honde Valley near the Mozambique border. 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