SASC Gets Support

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House committees in Mather, Kirkland and Eliot this week have voted to endorse the proposals of the Southern Africa Solidarity Committee (SASC), bringing the total number of Houses in favor of the proposals to 11. The Freshman Council has also given its endorsement.

The SASC proposals call for Harvard not to invest in banks lending money to the South African government or its public corporations, and to support or initiate shareholder resolutions urging all companies in the Harvard investment portfolio that operate in South Africa to withdraw from the country.

The proposals also call on Harvard to make a clear public statement of its South African investments policy.

Dudley and North Houses have still not endorsed the proposals, mainly because of difficulties in getting them on the agenda and having SASC members present to sponsor them, SASC members have said.