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Gramstown, one of the townships closest to thn ;.hlitr- suburbs,
is,,very tense. Again, it's the rent issue, which if one of the
causes of the Val Triangle disturbance.
There have been extensive problems with corrupt officials in the
townships. We hear stories of bottle store being sold to friends
The October 23rd strike was provoked by the army being sent in.
There have been five or six stay-aways where the army was used.
The army was sent into the townships in '83. The use of the a-my
during the Nov' stay-away shocked whites orT e than blsr1T. There
were 7,000 personnel used and it was a well-planned operation.
It looked like a reprisal for the white baby being killed.
The whites are disillusioned with the Constitition; they feel
it will not work. Alot of the disruption in the black community
has been blamed on implementing the Constitution.
In 1983, a Black Sash resolution called for an end to conscription.
They sa' this as a way to open the debate on Namibia. The PFP
h-'as adopted an anti-conscriltion stand as policy.
The business community may be moved now. The Attorney General
for the Transval stated "Economic boycott must lead to violence
for prosecution." (That is, the boycott must lead to violence
before he can prosecute.)
Look for ways to pressure the whites without hurting the blacks.
Arms boycott, microchips, krugerand. Look.at the nature of
South Africa's importsr--the case of breakfast cereal in Zimbabwe.
In Bopu+hatswana there hate been banning of gatherings of -ore
than twenty people. This is against the bill of rights.
Velcon (in the Free State), the women are living with their 10A
husbands, however, t-:e women are from Transkei. Therefore, they
are foreigners and have no section 10 rights.
South African Development Bank aid goes only to independent
Gatcha is close to the South African government. He is viewed
with even more suspicion since he tried to stab UDF in the back.