ERIC Number: ED172623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
South Africa Divestiture. Target Report No. 11.
This student resource guide prepared by the South Africa Catalyst Project for the United States Student Association (USSA) focuses on the student anti-apartheid movement and divestiture activities of American students. Divestiture of university-held stock in U.S. corporations operating in South Africa is the major focus of the student anti-apartheid movement. The USSA is seeking to apply pressure to U.S. corporations and the U.S. government to cease their support of the apartheid economy and military apparatus of South Africa. The history and activities of the U.S. student anti-apartheid movement are summarized. The escalation of student actions in the spring of 1978 in support of college and university divestiture is described. The USSA estimates that 110 schools have anti-apartheid groups. The goals and objectives of the movement are outlined and problems and challenges to divestiture are discussed. The process by which students can investigate university investments is explained, as well as various methods that can be used for divestiture including shareholder resolutions. A discussion of the administration's response to student pressure for divestiture centers on administration-sponsored Investment Advisory Councils and the Sullivan principles. Conflicts of interest relating to the divestiture problem and objections to the sale of Kruggerands in the U.S. are also discussed. A list of resources for anti-apartheid organizing is appended. (BH)
Descriptors: Activism, Blacks, Educational Economics, Endowment Funds, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, History, Investment, Lobbying, Opinions, Political Issues, Politics, Position Papers, Racial Discrimination, School Business Relationship, Student Attitudes, Student Organizations, Student Publications
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Student Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Divestiture; South Africa