CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1986
So, the Republican women, hearing South Africa's consul general (Sept. 10), are convinced they have not learned the truth about that land! Since most of the women support the South African regime, call Anglican Archbishop Tutu a "troublemaker" and consider South African dissenters "nothing but a bunch of radicals," perhaps it is not surprising that they now feel they have the whole picture from the consul. Never mind that 18% of South Africa's population of 33 million enforce the non-voting laws and make certain that strict segregation is maintained in such areas as education and housing for the 82% of the population that is not white.
October 18, 1989 |
Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused today to join a call by other Commonwealth leaders for beefed-up sanctions against South Africa to end apartheid, insisting the moves would be "utterly irresponsible." Despite increasing pressure on Thatcher to revise her policy, she persisted in her stand against financial sanctions as she has done for the last four years. Thatcher said South African President Frederik W.
June 22, 1989 |
The editor of an Afrikaans language newspapar was given a suspended jail term Wednesday for printing the opinions of a leading figure in the outlawed African National Congress. The court convicted Max du Preez, 37, editor of Vrye Weekblad (Free Weekly), under the Internal Security Act for publishing comments by Joe Slovo, general secretary of the South African Communist Party and executive member of the ANC. 'Listed Person' Slovo is a "listed" person who may not be legally quoted in the South African press.
December 11, 1987 |
About 60 black policemen mutinied against their white commander Thursday and then fought a gun battle with riot police called to put down their uprising. Seven constables from the Leoka municipal police force in Sebokeng, about 35 miles south of Johannesburg, were wounded in the fighting, according to police headquarters in Pretoria, and 19 were arrested on charges of mutiny and attempted murder.
September 4, 1989 |
As hundreds of police watched from the sidelines, 5,000 mostly black South African protesters and their families defied the law Sunday by crowding onto two whites-only beaches in Durban, wading in the Indian Ocean and playing beach games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1987
The article by Michael Parks (Nov. 11), "U.S. Quietly Aids S. African Black Activists," is a welcome item in the dreary and depressing news that usually surrounds South Africa. I have only one small bone to pick. The article states: "While the Reagan Administration continues to defend its policy of 'constructive engagement' with Pretoria's white-led minority government, millions of dollars authorized by Congress are going to scores of opposition groups to help finance their fight against apartheid."