NIC Meeting---Durban, /985.(Rabie Bagwandeen, R. Ramesar) \Y, j l lr -v'1
It is becoming more dYfficult to organize, the security police are more active.
The reason for the DIrban 8 trial is because of the election boycotts--they are detained under
section 25, preventive detention.
The BEC offices were raided dor copies of video tapes of NIC meeting S. They try to cripple us
economically and by disrupting community organizations.
The constitution is framed and rigged. The Group Areas is not negotiable and the constitution
places more powers in the hands of the Nats. The final say rests with the President and the
president's Council. Finances are totally controlled and blacks are completely excluded. We
expect that the Group Areas is going to be made even more strict. Veto power rests with the
President's Council and ultimately with the president. The different houses of parliament
can only discuss own affairs, got general affairs. The "British have rejected the Constitution".
Implementing the constitution helped to bring the UDF into being.
The sports in this country were segregated k~nxtekx for 15 years but the government bent over
backwards to integrate because of extraparliamentary pressure.
Job reservation is erroding because of economic and political forces-pressure from the trade unions.
CRC--walked out and were locked up.
Chatsworth has 380;00, 1/2 of the Indian population. There are 2 houses on 1/8 of an acre.
The inflation rate has been 147; but the building cost has increased by 22-25%.
To put the elections and the constitution into perspective. Affluent Indians have contact with
the less prosperous and they caele'contact with the Afficans, which is bringing about more unity.
Inkata is inforcing influx control itself. The housing and rent struggles are linked to
resistance to Inkata, which is strong in Durban, through organizations like JoRAC and DHC (Durban
Motlana was to come to open the mEEtimgx conference but instead Beers did. Van Zale Schlabert,
Hendricker, Helen attended.
The liberty of the individual is constancy being eroded.
Ragbanski was on the Indian Council for 10 years and did nothing, to expect much from him is
like "expecting a fool to land a helicopter on the moon".
N. J. -eddy--Economic Advisory Council.
Crocker could get bail issued if he wanted to.
Rabie and Hoopie Bugwandeen ( our hosts and hostess)
C/0 Asoka Hotel
M5 Dunkeld Road
Reservoir Hills R. Ramesar (General Sec. NIC, 1971-$985)
Durban 4gSx phone 821291 or 823801 24 Viola Road
Durban, 4091 Phone 61981 office,286981 res.