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Title:White South Africa's Response to Threats of Disinvestment
Author:Karunaratne, J.A.
Geographic term:South Africa
Politics and Government
international relations
Economics and Trade
Abstract:White South Africans are almost unanimous in opposing sanctions against the country. This includes the liberal M.P. Helen Suzman and Mr. Raymond Louw (Rand Daily Mail). Within the Black community sanctions are opposed by those who work within the system and who hold moderate views, such as Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, head of the Kwazulu Bantustan, and Mrs. Lucy Mvubelo, Black deputy vice president of the right-wing Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA). The major black political movements ANC, PAC and the Black peoples Convention are united in calling for isolation of the country as a part of the struggle against apartheid. The South African Government's response to increasing calls for sanctions is: 1) to get White South Africans economically and psychologicall y prepared to facd increasing isolation; 2) to wage a massive anti-sanctions propaganda campaign abroad; 3) to seek new Third World allies; 4) intensified politicizing to enforce calm in Black living areas so as to reassure nervous foreign interests that their money will be secure. South Africa fears moves such, as constraints on investment and is putting a huge effort into trying to prevent such action from being taken against the country.