South Africa and the Front Line States
MetadataShow full item record
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTEMs. Whitaker, starting in 1983, became Co-Director, Committee on African Development Strategies. A group of American leaders formed to affect US policy toward African development, the Committee has engaged in African-American dialogue organizing a major conference of senior African and American policymakers in 1985; it has also offered recommendations to Congress, most importantly in the Compact for African Development released in December 1985.SUMMARY Ms. Whitaker's remarks updated us on the states of mind of the varied groups in the South African political potpourri. She also made the following briefing points to the Committee: 1) People in the townships fear the "Comrades" as much as they do the Police, but they approve of the doing in of collaborators; 2) the "Comrades" hormonally driven ganglike efforts are coalescing, even though they do not represent the majority; 3) any post-apartheid regime will sound less than friendly, but that regime will pursue South African interests, not those of the Soviet Union, and it will need Western capital and technology and trade.