White Wealth and Black Poverty: American Investments in Southern Africa

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sales and service facilities, supplied from their South African headquarters, in Angola and Mozambique. 75 Operations in Guinea-Bissau as well as Angola and Mozambique were carried on by 3M and Ascinter-Otis (in which Otis Elevator Company holds a majority interest). 76 NCR, Inc. (formerly the National Cash Register Company) of Dayton, Ohio, also operated in Angola, making sophisticated electronic machinery, including computers, and expertise, widely available in the colonies from a variety of sources. 77 Pharmaceutical products were provided by Charles Pfizer and Company of New York, 78 Abbott Laboratories, and Eli Lilly, 79 in both Angola and Mozambique. The Chicago Bridge and Iron Company had a construction contract in Mozambique. 80 American Cyanamid Company of Wayne, New Jersey, operated in Angola, as did Fort Dodge Laboratory of Ford Dodge, Iowa. 81 A variety of other American concerns had distribution networks in the colonies, linked with their South African operations.


NOTES
1.
R. Smith, "State Department, in testimony to the House Subcommittee on Africa, March 29, 1974, in U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, U.S." Business Involvement in Southern Africa, Part III ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973), pp. 94-6.
2.
Charles Powers, ed., People Profits: The Ethics of Investment ( New York: CRIA, 1972), pp. 178-83.
3.
New York Times, 7 July 1968.
4.
"Gulf Statement to Trustees," read at the Ohio Conference, The United Church of Christ, Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 1970.
5.
Angola, Report from Portuguese Africa ( Luanda: Administration of Angola, 26 October 1973).
6.
Journal of Commerce, New York, 1 November 1973.
7.
Financial Times, London, 28 November 1973.
8.
Export-Import Bank press release, Washington, D.C., 4 October, 1973.
9.
U.S., Department of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1971, 92nd edition ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1971), pp. 769-70.
10.
Angola, U.N. Doc. A/AC. 109/L. 842, February 28, 1973, p. 21.
11.
Mozambique, U.N. Doc. A/AC. 109/L. 843, March 6, 1973, p. 23.
12.
Wilf Nussey in The Star ( Johannesburg), week of 6 April 1974.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Chapter 1 Separate Development and White Supremacy 3
  • Notes 19
  • Chapter 2 Wealth and Poverty in South Africa 23
  • Notes 83
  • Chapter 3 the Special Role of Foreign Investment in South Africa's Economy 93
  • Chapter 4 the Role of United States Investment in South Africa 123
  • Notes 162
  • Chapter 5 Namibia 170
  • Notes 211
  • Chapter 6 Southern Rhodesia 217
  • Notes 227
  • Chapter 7 Former Portuguese Colonies 230
  • Notes 247
  • Chapter 8 the Prospect of International Boycotts 251
  • Notes 264
  • Chapter 9 Summary 267
  • Chapter 10 Conclusions 280
  • Appendix I U.S. Corporations with Operations in South Africa 289
  • Appendix II Companies with Operations in Namibia Linked with South African Investments 297
  • Appendix III U.S. Corporations with Interests in Southern Rhodesia 299
  • Appendix IV Universal Declaration of Human Rights 306
  • Index 311
  • About the Author 333
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