South African Education Project Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1982

Jim Kirkwood
Publisher:  c/o United Church of Canada, Division of World Outreach
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  38pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2454

The United Church of Canada, through its Division of World Outreach, recently created the South African Education Project (SAEP).

Abstract:  The United Church of Canada, through its Division of World Outreach, recently created the South African Education Project (SAEP). The project attempts to gather and disseminate information about the injustices of apartheid and human rights violations in South Africa, as well as to identify Canadian and corporate grassroots connections with that country.

The November, 1981 SAEP Newsletter focuses on South Africa in four ways:

1) News and information clippings on business, church activity and government action
both in Canada and South Africa. One item demonstrates how the withdrawal of Canadian trade commissioners in protest against government activity had little effect. In fact, in 1980 Canadian exports doubled and imports from South Africa rose by 40%.

2) Possible action Canadians can take are suggested. One involves Ontarians writing Premier Davis requesting that South African wines be withdrawn from the shelves. This is already the case in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A sample letter is provided in the Appendix.

3) New Resources including articles, letters, papers, interviews, briefs, slide-tapes and films with information about where they are available.

4) Appendices that are useful for educational work. One in particular describes a four-day siege by the South African government on 2500 "illegal" homeless blacks. The government sealed off the site where they had been staying in an attempt to force them to leave Cape Peninsula and return to their "homelands."

November 24, 1981. Vol. 3, #6. Donations accepted.

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