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Special reports of the Special Committee against Apartheid

1981

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Summary

The meetinf between the Secretary-General and the s Prime Minist~r of South Africa proved fruitless and the South African regime intensified its apartheid ~olicies, declaring a state of emergency, banning the African Na.tional Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress and detaining thousands of opponents of apartheid. [...] Lut i on 1761 (XVII) and called for further raeasures , especially the provision of political, humanitarian and other assistance to the victims of apartheid and the national liberation movement of South Africa; the promotion of maximum publicity for the evils of apartheid and international action to secure its elimination; and the promotion of further isolation of South Africa by such measures as [...] Follouinr, the brutal actions of the apartheid re.""ime in Soweto and other tmmships in 1976, the death in detention of Steve B'i.ko , and the extensive banning and imprisonment of opponents of apartheid in October 1977, tho Security Council adopteu a mandatory arms pmbar~o against South Africa. [...] Later that year, the Security Council broadened its embargo to encompa.ss the sale and shipment of equipment and materials for the manufacture and maintenance of arms and munitions in South Africa. [...] The history of foreign assistance in the militarization of South Africa dates back to the establishment of the South African Air Force (SAAF) in 1921, when the Government of the United Kingdom donated 100 Horld Wa=::- I aircraft and related maintenance equipment.

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