The Charterhouse Chronicle (March 8) reports Dr. Philip Potter of the World Council ol Churches as saying that "the system in South Africa was sustained by foreign investment, 58 per cent of which came from Britain".
The implication seems to be that we can help the Africans by withdrawing the investments, so the view of a leading African is worthy of serious consideration.
Speaking at a multi-racial conference in Europe last summer, the Hon Walter Kanye, Kwazulu Minister of Justice said: "Improving conditions for the black people in South Africa and making the homelands viable states is the thing that will break apartheid most effectively.
"We are not committed to violence but feel we've got to do all things by consultation and we think consultation can be effective if there's a change of heart. We feel that a change of heart can never be brought about in South Africa by withdrawal of investments.
"Withdrawal will mean unemployment and unemployment generally begets dissatisfaction, dissatisfaction and disgruntlement beget violence. And we will be the first to suffer.
"These benefactors of ours From overseas always blame the South African Government for doing things without consulting us — which is true. But they will find themselves swimming in the same pool because they think of these withdrawal without consulting us".
Harry Kettlewell Flat 5,
18-24 Warwick Way, S.W.1.