Catalogue of the archive of End Loans to Southern Africa, 1974-95

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Lucy McCann

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    ELTSA minutes and memoranda, 1974-94
    A.1  ELTSA minutes, 1974-94
    A.2  ELTSA publications and memoranda, 1974-93
B    Banking and Disinvestment Campaigns, 1974-94
    B.1  Barclays Bank Campaign, 1975-93
    B.2  General banks campaign, 1974-93
    B.3  Disinvestment Campaigns, 1976-94
    B.4  Conferences and activities, 1978-94
C    Embargo, 1980-93
    C.1  Minutes and publications, 1980-92
    C.2  Shell Campaign, 1980-92
    C.3  General Oil Campaign, 1980-93
    C.4  General Embargo files, 1985-90s
D    World Gold Commission, 1988-91
E    General files, 1977-95
F    Southern Africa Economic Research Unit (SAERU), 1991-5


Archive of End Loans to Southern Africa 1974-95

Abstract:
Archive of End Loans to Southern Africa, 1974-95

Shelfmarks: MSS Afr. s. 2350

Organizational History

End Loans to Southern Africa (ELTSA) campaigned for the end to apartheid through the imposition of effective financial sanctions. It was established in 1974 by the Reverend David Haslam to campaign initially against loans by Midland Bank, together with other European banks, to the South African government through the European American Banking Corporation. It subsequently broadened its activities to campaign through consumer and shareholder action, parliamentary lobbying and other activities against all foreign, and particularly British, assistance to South Africa and for the implementation of the United Nations General Assembly resolution to end all new investment in and financial loans to South Africa. ELTSA carried out research into British banks and companies, produced information and campaigning documents and pioneered the techniques of pressure group shareholder action. A major element of its banks campaign was the boycott of Barclays Bank. In addition to the banking and disinvestment campaigns ELTSA was involved in the campaign to isolate South African gold through the World Gold Commission and through Embargo it supported the oil embargo of South Africa, with a particular focus during the late 1980s on the boycott of Shell.

In 1994 ELTSA was transformed into the Southern Africa Economic Research Unit (SAERU) to address the economic legacies of apartheid and encourage financial assistance to the region.

Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House by the ELTSA Committee.

Restrictions on Access

Open to holders of a Bodleian Library reader's ticket.

Arrangement

The archive has been arranged in the main to reflect the areas in which ELTSA campaigned. Section A contains general minutes, memoranda and publications and the following sections contain the papers of the banking and disinvestment campaigns, Embargo and the oil campaign, the World Gold Commission, general files and the Southern Africa Economic Research Unit, ELTSA's successor.

A   ELTSA minutes and memoranda, 1974-94

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/1-11

A.1   ELTSA minutes, 1974-94

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ELTSA committee minutes, 1974-94
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ELTSA strategy meeting minutes, 1979-89
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/2

ELTSA special planning meeting, Sept 1982
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Minutes of other ELTSA meetings (eg with the Anti-Apartheid Movement, banks, Consolidated Goldfields), 1986-92
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A.2   ELTSA publications and memoranda, 1974-93

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Newsletters, 1974-91
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Press releases, 1974-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/6

Memoranda and information papers, 1975-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/7

Annual reports, 1977-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/8

International Campaign Against Banking on Apartheid (formerly the International Banking Campaign Against South Africa) newsletter, 1986-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/9

ELTSA Southern Africa Monitors and Briefings, 1991-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/10

ELTSA leaflets and headed paper, 1970s-90s
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B   Banking and Disinvestment Campaigns, 1974-94

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B.1   Barclays Bank Campaign, 1975-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/12-21


Information papers and leaflets on Barclays campaign, 1975-86
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/12

Barclays' Annual General Meetings, 1977-87
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Correspondence concerning Barclays, 1978-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/14

Local authority withdrawals from Barclays, 1979-86
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Barclays Shadow Reports and Shadow Board Statements, 1981-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/16

Barclays Shadow Board minutes and papers, 1981-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/17

Student reports on Barclays, 1984-6
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/18

Barclays' merger, 1984
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Background information on Barclays, 1980s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/20

Press cuttings concerning Barclays, 1976-87
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/21

B.2   General banks campaign, 1974-93

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General correspondence with and concerning banks, 1974-93
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Midland Bank, 1974-6
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Hill Samuel, 1977-86
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Standard Chartered Bank, 1980-92
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Natwest, 1984-94
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Alternative banks, 1984-9
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Lloyds Bank's bid for Standard Chartered, 1985-6
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/28

Bank annual general meetings, 1987-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/29

International banking campaign, 1988-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/30

Public bond issue to South Africa, 1991
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/31

Independent Development Trust/JP Morgan bond, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/32

Bonds - general, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/33

ECU bond, 1991-2
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South African banks in London, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/35

Bankwatch, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/36

Miscellaneous papers on banks campaign, 1970s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/37

B.3   Disinvestment Campaigns, 1976-94

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/38-55


Church Commissioners and Disinvestment, 1979-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/38

Loans to South Africa since 1982, 1982-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/39

Minorco bid for Consolidated Goldfields in 1988, 1985-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/40

Local authorities and disinvestment, 1986-8
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/41

Isle of Man and South Africa, 1987-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/42

Rescheduling of South Africa's debt, 1989
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/43

Southern Africa Coalition Debt Group, 1989-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/44

Debt rescheduling, 1989-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/45

Thor Chemicals, 1989-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/46

Research project on South Africa's debt, 1990
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/47

European Community and review of sanctions, 1990
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/48

International Monetary Fund, 1990-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/49

Investment Code of Conduct, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/50

European Community Code of Conduct for companies with interests in South Africa, 1991-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/51

Ethical Investment, 1991-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/52

ELTSA information papers on banks and investment in South Africa, 1976-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/53

Background information on banks and disinvestment in South Africa, 1980s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/54

Background information on sanctions, 1980s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/55

B.4   Conferences and activities, 1978-94

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/56-65


Day of Action Against Banking Links with South Africa, Dec 1978
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/56

Debt crisis day of action, Feb 1986
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/57

International Banks campaign meeting, Jan 1988
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/58

Consultation on rescheduling of South Africa's debt, July 1989
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/59

No Debt Rescheduling International Day of Action, Oct 1989
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/60

House of Commons meeting on financial sanctions, Mar 1990
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/61

ELTSA seminar: Economic Options for a future South Africa: the Role of International Economic Support Work, Apr 1992
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/62

Ecumenical Conference on Investment in a Changing South Africa, Utrecht, June 1993
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/63

Macroeconomic Research Group conference: Making Democracy Work: a Framework for Macroeconomic Policy in South Africa, Feb 1994
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/64

OMEGA conference: Investment Opportunities in the New South Africa, May 1994
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/65

C   Embargo, 1980-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/66-100

Organizational History:

Embargo was the successor to the Oil Working Group which was created in 1980 by War on Want, the Methodist Church Overseas Division and the United Reform Church, to raise the issue of illegal oil exports to Southern Africa. In 1981 Christian Concern for Southern Africa undertook responsibility for co-ordinating the group which lobbied oil companies, raised questions at their annual general meetings, undertook research and published two books including Oil and Apartheid. In 1985 the group was renamed Embargo and ELTSA took over its administration.

C.1   Minutes and publications, 1980-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/66-9


Oil Working Group minutes and correspondence, 1980-5
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/66

Embargo committee minutes, 1985-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/67

Embargo newsletter, 1986-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/68

Embargo press releases, 1989-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/69

C.2   Shell Campaign, 1980-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/70-84


Shell annual general meetings, 1980-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/70

Shell annual general meetings, 1988-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/71

General Shell campaign, 1980s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/72

Shell shares and shareholders, 1980s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/73

Churches and Shell, 1984-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/74

Correspondence with Shell, 1986-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/75

Shell Month of Boycott, July 1986
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/76

Shell and Brunei, 1986-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/77

Sheffield City Council and Shell, 1986-8
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/78

Shell and trade unions, 1986-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/79

Lewisham Borough Council v. Shell, 1987
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/80

Mayors' call for Shell to leave South Africa, 1987-8
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/81

Sponsorship by Shell, 1987-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/82

Shell papers on South Africa, 1980s-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/83

Miscellaneous papers on Shell campaign, 1980s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr.s. 2350/84

C.3   General Oil Campaign, 1980-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/85-96


Report on oil to South Africa, 1981
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/85

British Petroleum, 1981-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/86

Namibia and oil, 1982-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/87

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), 1986-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/88

United Nations and oil embargo, 1986-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/89

Independent Air Services and oil to South Africa, 1987
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/90

Mossel Bay, 1987-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/91

Trafalgar House, 1987-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/92

United Kingdom and oil embargo, 1988-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/93

Almare Terza oil shipment to South Africa, 1988-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/94

Oil to South Africa from United Arab Emirates, 1991
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/95

Oil embargo of Haiti, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/96

C.4   General Embargo files, 1985-90s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/97-100


General correspondence concerning oil campaign, 1981-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/97

Contact lists, 1980s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/98

Embargo information papers, publications and leaflets, 1980s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/99

Background information on oil campaign, 1980s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/100

D   World Gold Commission, 1988-91

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Organizational History:

The World Gold Commission was founded in 1988 to promote worldwide sanctions against South African gold sales. Among its backers were ELTSA, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the African National Congress and the South West African Peoples' Organisation and funding for its research programme came from the United Nations Centre on Apartheid. The Commission presented evidence to international bodies, informed the public on the links between gold mining and the South African government and promoted the use of non-South African gold in the jewellery industry.


Minutes and progress reports, 1988-9
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World Gold Commission reports and publications on South African gold, 1988-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/102

General correspondence, 1986-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/103

Gold jewellery retailers, 1988-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/104

Background information on South African gold, 1982-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/105

Press cuttings on gold campaign, 1988-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/106

E   General files, 1977-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/107-27


General correspondence, 1976-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/107

Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1977-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/108

Joint Action Against Apartheid, 1986-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/109

Correspondence of David Craine, treasurer and later co-ordinator of ELTSA, 1986-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/110

Southern Africa Researchers Group, 1988
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/111

South African Council of Churches, 1989-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/112

African National Congress, 1989-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/113

Scope and Content:

Includes ANC papers on the South African economy


ELTSA submission to parliamentary select committee, 1990
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ACODA: International Association for Co-operation and Development in Southern Africa, 1990-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/115

Christian Fellowship Trust, 1992
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/116

Churches, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/117

Pan Africanist Congress, 1992-3
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/118

Christian Concern for Southern Africa, 1992-4
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/119

Cadbury Report on Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance, 1992-5
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/120

Charter for Economic Justice, 1993
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/121

ELTSA finances, 1978-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/122

Letters to press, 1983-92
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Job descriptions, 1988-90
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Miscellaneous papers, 1983-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/125

Press cuttings concerning ELTSA, 1978-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/126

ELTSA photographs, 1980s
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F   Southern Africa Economic Research Unit (SAERU), 1991-5

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Future of ELTSA sub-committee papers, 1991-3
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Launch of SAERU, 1993-4
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SAERU Committee papers, 1994
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/130

General correspondence, 1993-5
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2350/131

SAERU information papers including Monitor and Briefing, 1993-5
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Mailings from South African High Commission, 1994-5
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