Periodical profile published 1980
Publisher: Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2132
Abstract: This is a collection of reports on recent events occurring in the countries of Southern Africa, and lists activities and sources of information of interest to those involved in issues relating to that region. the September issue of TSLSAC Reports deals with various issues such as recent black trade union activities in the country of South Africa and efforts in the Cape Verde Islands to mobilize women in the development process.
The cover story is a first hand account by TCLSAC member, Richard Lee, who describes how the South African Army is recruiting Kalahari bushmen, the Kung San, with material enticements. Assimilating them into their ranks, the S.A. Army utilizes the legendary tracking skills of the San as an aid in their fight against the SWAPO forces in Namibia. Part of the process begun by the S.A. Army is a propaganda campaign, depicting the South Africa forces as agents of social change in the area, and making the black African forces of SWAPO seem like an enemy of the San, although the two groups had been living side-by-side in relative harmony for decades.
The Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa (TCLSAC) is an organization that acts in solidarity with Southern Africans striving for political and economic liberation. It promotes Canadians play collectively and individually by looking at government policies and economic ties relating to that area of the world.