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					"Eight yearstoo shorto'r SADF
lf       you are white                          c o m m a n d su n t i l t h e v a r e         s t r a t e g )a s t h e u n d e r l y i n g        a t a l . i n a lk i l l w i l l b e m a d e
and between l7 and 60.                          almost eligible for a                          cause.                                              through a conventional
you could spend 287o                            penslon.                                            A massively xpanded    e                       attack against South
of the next 14 years in                             The army has l'elt the                     commando lorce is                                   Africa.'
                                                need to conscript men                          needed to cope with                                     l n e x p l o r i n gt h e b u i l d
the army.
                                                lrom a reserve pool ol'                        internal resistance.and                             up Don Marshall wrote
    The Del'ence Act                                                                                                                                                         'a planned
                                                800 000. This need has                         the threat ol insurrect-                            in the RDM
 Amendment Bill \4a5
                                                a r i s e nt r o m t h e f a i l u r eo l '    ions.                                                              i
                                                                                                                                                   i n c r e a s en S A ' s m i l i t a r y
i n t r o d u c e di n P a r l i a m e n t
                                                t h e v o l u n t e e rs - v s t e m .              There is in addition                           p r e s e n c ie S W A o v e rt h e
                                                                                                                                                                    n
                       2
o n T u e s d a 1 7 M a r c h .I t
                                                     M o s t c o m m a n d o sa r e             t a l k i n m i l i t a r yc i r c l e s 1 ' a
                                                                                                                                       o           n e x t t h r e er e a r s . ' H es e e s
h a s r e c e i r e dw i d e s p r e a o
                                                37ct undermanned.                               conventionalattack on                              the new Bill as acknou-
 reaction. The Bill has
                                                H owevcr. observers               har.'e        S o u l h A l r i c a .A c c o r d i n c           ledgmenthat SA will not
b e e n r e l ' e r r e dt o a n a l l -
                                                pointed to the lailureol'                       t o a n S A D F o l ' if c e r ' l t i r           reach a settlement in
party selectparliament-
                                                t h c g ( ) \e f n m e n t ' s t o t a l                       l
                                                                                                l o r e s e e nh a t a n a i l e m p l             Namibia.                                        Magnus Maion
ary commission.
    The armv is unhappv
about what they call the
'relatively
                      short service
p e r i o do i o n l l 8 l e a r s l o r        The ovolk'rejects Lange
                                                                De
Citizen Force members.'
The proposals contained
                                                The De Lange Report                           voted to retain white                              patriotism                in the                  dominated by Prol' Carel
i n t h e B i l l a r e t h a t t h e r ei s                                                  educationl'irmlv in the                            Al'rikaans hild.'  c                               Bosholl. chief' ol the
a n i n i t i a l s e r v i c e e r i o do l
                              p                has been overwhelm-                            h a n d so t ' w h i t e s .                       a the acceptanceol the                             B r o e d e r b o n d .r c p r e \ e n t -
two years.                                     ingly rejected by the
                                                                                                  Other motions passed                           Go'vernment White                                 i n g S a b r a( t h e S A B u r e a u
    l ' h i s i s 1 ' o l l o w eb 1 7 2 0
                                 d              1600 delegates to the                                                                            P ap e r ( ) n t h e H S R C                      lor Racial Atlairs) and
                                                                                              with an averagemajority
d a l s o v e r l 2 1 e a r sW h e n
                                   .           Afrikaans education                                                                               r c p o r t o n t h e b a s i so l t h e          D r C h r i s J o o s t e .d i r e c t o r
                                               'Volkskongres'.                                of 80% included:
this 14 year period is up,                                                                                                                       .-l prrnciples; namely:                           ol Sabra. There were
                                                                                              a t h e e s t a b l i s h m e no t a
                                                                                                                              t                                                                                                   'ult.ra-
conscripts ill be placed
                    w                                                                                                                            Christian National                                 scores ol the
                                                  The report recom-                           national parent'w'atch-                            Education. separatcness
in the Active Citizen                                                                                                                                                                               conservative' dominees
                                               m e n d e dt h e o r o m o t i o no f          dog' organisation to                               and mother-tongue                                 ol the 3 A1'rikaa s                   n
Force Reserve.               Here thev         a single-education                                                                                                                 'thr
                                                                                              monrt()r thc quality of'                           education                                         churches. fhis extreme
c a n b e c a l l e du p a s t h e ]           ministrv-and the reduct-                       Alrikaans chooling it
                                                                                                             s                                   standard ol white                                 rightwing \tand is
are neededlor five years.                      tion ot aoartheid at                           was feared that the                                e r l u c a t i o n J \ n ( ) 1u l t d e r
                                                                                                                                                                   m            .                  c r p c c t e db r o h s e r r e r s o t
    Finally. conscripts                        s c h o o ll e v e l .                         present ducation 1'stem
                                                                                                         e               s                       a n ) c i r c u m s t a n c e s ,b e              r c ( a r d t r n v g ( ) \e r n r ) l e n l
may have to spend 12                               More than 969/o the    ol                  d i d n o t d e v e l o pa ' s e n s e             s a-cl r hf ec c d . '
days per annum in                              Volkskongres' delegates                        ol gr()up pride and                                       'i i                                       ilttempt at rclorm. no
                                                                                                                                                                 congress was                      matterhow superl'icial.



                                yo(|l                                                                                                                  hlews''Shorts
                                 itutth
                                                                                                                                                 ,Power Conflict
                                                                                                                                                       &                                          understanding ol' the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  i s s u e sc o n l r o n t i n g t h e m
                                                                                                                                                 at Katberg                                       today.'said .lohn Lazur.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   S a s p u p r e s i d e n ta n d t h e
                                                                                                                                                  This year's N usas
                                                                                                                                                                                                  editor ol''Focus'.
                                                                                                                                                  introductory seminar                                  1 ' h e m a g a z i n ew i l l b e
                                                                                                                                                  takes place at Katberg                          c i r c u l a t e dl o a l l S a s p u
                                                    lll                                                                                           from l5-19 April.                                                                        ur
                                                                                                                                                                                                  a fl ' i l i a t e dc a m p u s e s t,'oh e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         f
                                                                                                                                                          n wide rangc ol'                        o r l ' i v et i m e s a y e a r .


                                                                                         sRc
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  l i r s t e d i t i o nc o n t a i n s n l v

        FlllYO(II
                                                                                                                                                  issuesbascd on a central
                                                                                                                                                  theme ol' Power and                             lour leatures.one br
                                                                                                                                                                                                   [)ar itl \\'cbstcr.a lecturcr
                                                                                                                                                  Conflictwill be covered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in . t he Social Anthro-
                                                                                                                                                  lssues will include



                 ,,TjSIBo*o
        Llroiruith
                                                                                                                                                                                                  pology Department.
                                                                                                                                                  cducation, student
                                                                                                                                                                                                        More l'eatureswill be
                                                                                                                                                  movements,socialisat-                           a d d e d t o f u t u r ee d i t i o n r
                                                                                                                                                  i o n . s e x i s ma n d l a b o u r .
       t         -                                                                                                                                  The seminar will
                                                                                                                                                                                                  depending
                                                                                                                                                                                                  response it gcts from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on the

                                                                                  HOLDERS
                                                                                        &                                                         provide an excellent                            students nd academics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a

       t - t                                  ONLY                                                                                                opp0rtunity lor inter-                           Technologists
                                  Get yoursrAFF                                                                                                   campus contact. Num-
                                                                                                                                                  bers are limited to 100
                                                                                                                                                  people and the price will
                                                                                                                                                                                                   move
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Technology Studv
                                                                                                                                                  be in the region ol' R30,                       Croup (TSC) i: on thc

                       FAVOURITELP                                                                                                                   Interested people
                                                                                                                                                 s h o u l d s p e a kt o E l l e n a t
                                                                                                                                                                                                  move again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      T h e e l e c t i o no l a n e u
                                                                                                                                                                                                  e x e c u t i v et o o k p l a c e a t
                               LOCALor fMPORTED                                                                                                  t h e S R C o fl i c e s .                       the AGM on Wednesdar
                                                                                                                                                                                                  24 March lgfll. Aler.is

            at JOY MUSIC nowat                                                                                                                              Focuson
                                                                                                                                                            SASPU
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bizos is the new chair-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               .
                                                                                                                                                                                                  p c r s o n S t e r eD u c h e n h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                   r ice-chair and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cillespie Ihe secretarv
                                                                                                                                                 Saspuhas launchedan                              The group has alsi,
                                                                                                                                                 exciting new publicat-
            SPECIAL
                  STUDENT                                                                                                                        ion called 'Saspu
                                                                                                                                                 Focus'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  organised a planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                  meetlng.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      At their first meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                         'lbcus
                                                                                                                                                    'Saspu Focus'                                 t he                u i ll be <r
               PRICE                                                                                                                             magazinedealing
                                                                                                                                                                              is a

                                                                                                                                                 l e a t u r e s w r i t t e n"vith
                                                                                                                                                                                by
                                                                                                                                                                                                  political. social and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  econornic issues ol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     r.


                                                                                                                                                                                                  technolog-r'.       The meeting
                                                                                                                                                 students and academics.
                  FLooR
      uov Mustc;1st    sruDENT                                                                                                                   'lr   ;"   i^,.i----   r
                                                                                                                                                                                                  will be heldon Thursdal
            :aF    "J'rt'd1';




 Liz Floyd, Nicholas Haysom, Keith Coleman, Colin Purkey, Morris Smithers, Clive vanHeerden andDebbie Elkon



 Sevenreleased
             from detention
 Joyful sceneson Satur-                       den -- have lost much                            ( 2 6 .i l . 8 t ) .                           presentlv      under rva1,)         and          the Terorrism Act. al-
 day greeted seven de-                        w e i g h tw h i l ei n d e r e n t i o r r .        A l l s e v e nw e r e h e l d i n         w i t h t h o s es t i l l l a n g u i s h -     t h o u g h n o d e t a i l so l t h e
 tainees released by the                          Mr van Heerden's ro-         b               solitary,conl'inementfor                       ing in detention nd their  a                     c h a r e e sw e r e a v a i l a b l e .
 security branch on Fri-                      ther. Auret is still being                       most ol the period ol'                         lamilies.'
                                              held under Section 6 ol'                         their detention.
                                                                                                                                               .y rhree     present-
                                                                                                                                                      orthose
 day.
                                             the Terrorism Act. He is a                           A n e i g h t hd e t a i n e eS A.
      They met members ot                                                                                                                      l    being held by the
                                             lbrmer president ol' the                          Inslitute ol Race I{e-
                                                                                                                                                                                              "Ar;o:l:j'"1.::;jl;
                                                                                                                                                                                              thar as lar as the .um-
  the Detainees' Parent                                                                                                                       security police                Miss
                                             N a t i o n a lU n i o n o 1S o u t h
                                                                            '                  lations prtrject workcr.                                                                       mittee knew. about lg0
  Support Committee and                                                                                                                       B a r b a r aH o g a n .M r A t a n
                                             A f r i c a n s t u d e n t sN u s a s ) ,
                                                                         (                     Miss Renc Roux. ua.                                                                            ;..;;           i; S;*r,.- atri.u
  I'riendsat the University                                                                                                                   Fine and Mr Cedri
                                                Those who were re-                             due to be discharged                                                              !            und lhe homelands crc                w
  ol the Witwatersrand.
                                             leasedon Friday are:                              l'rom the Johannesburg                         ]"r3y-soT             .appeared                 s t i l l d e t a i n e di n t e r m s o t '
     Some of them met                                                                                                                         o n e r r yl n t h e J ( ) n a n n e s
                                                                                               Hospital tln Saturdar                                                                          s e c u r i t yl e g i s l a t i o n '
  Iriendsand             lellow-de-                                                                                                           b u r g R e g i o n a lc o u r t o n
                                                   o Mr Keith Coleman                          afiernoon.
  tainees fbr the llrst time                                                                                                                  Friday.                                             H e s a i d t h a t l . r o mt h e
                                                and Mr Clive van Heer-
 since their imprisonment
                                               den. both fulltime Wits
                                                                                                  She was takento hos-                                                                                  ';;Tti.*.iliJ';:i;
 - which in some cases
                                               s t u d e n t s o r k i n g a sj o u r -
                                                             w
                                                                                               pital in mid-Februarr'.                                   have charg- ['i::
                                                                                                                                                .rhey been
 took placemore than l'ive                                                                     s u f ' l ' e r i n gr o m a p ( ) t a s -
                                                                                                                   l                          e d u n d e rS c c r i o n   2(l)aol'           d e t a i n e dn i S t j i .
                                                                                                                                                                                                            i
                                               n a l i s t sw i t h t h e S A S t u -          sium deficiency.
 months ago.
                                               dents Press                      Union
     ln a joint statement                                                                                                                     TA
                                                                                                                                              Le LrfAnge
                                               ( S A S P U ) . B o t h w e r ed e -               In a separatestate-
 released Saturday,the
                on
                                               tained last October 24.                        ment, the DPSC said
 seven said their incar-
 ceration had not a{fected
                                                   o Mr Morris Smithers                       they were concerned'no(                                        '1 1
                                               (detained .Il.8l) ol the
                                                                3                                                                             t
 their 'opposition to the                                                                     w i t h i n d i v i d u a ld e r a i n e e s
 current security legisla-
 tion, especially        the use of
                                               Environmental Develop-
                                               ment Agencv.
                                                  . Doctor Liz Floyd
                                                                                              o r t h e i rr e l a t i v e s , u t w i t h
                                                                                              all detainees.
                                                                                                                            b
                                                                                                                                             T"AIKS ON
                                                                                                                                              a.'
 solitary confinement.'
    Their Jubilation' at
 being released
 ed by the fact ol the
                        was 'sour-
                                              ( 2 6 .1 1 . 8 1 ) , a
                                              doctor and girl friend of
                                              Dr Neil Aggett who was
                                                                             medical


                                              t o u n d h a n g e di n h i s c c l .
                                                                                                  -'As such. we cannol
                                                                                               rejoice ntilall detainees
                                                                                              are set lree.
                                                                                                   'While
                                                                                                            u

                                                                                                              w e a r en a t u r a l l l
                                                                                                                                             detenttons
                                                                                                                                              In reply to a series of                         l y ' d e t a i n e dn 1 9 8 0 o r 4 . 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i           f
 continued detention o1'                      in February.                                    pleased lor those who
 o u r f r i e n d sa n d i n p a r t i -                                                                                                    questions ler elled at                           m o n t h s u n d e r S e c t i o nI 0
                                                  o Mr Nicholas Hay-                          hare been released. e                  w
 cular Neil Aggett'stragic                                                                                                                   the Minister of l,aw                             ol the lnternal Security
                                                                                              teel anger at the senseless
                                              s o r n( 2 6 .I l . 8 l ) , e r n p l o y e d                                                                                                   A c t . A g a i n i n l 9 8l h e w a s
 death.'                                                                                      waste ol months and                            and Order. Mr Louis
                                              by the CentreI'orApplied                                                                                                                        held 1'or a period o1' 3
    They still believe'inthe                                                                  m o n t h s o f t h e i r l i v e sa n d        Le Grange. parliamenl
                                              Legal Studies at Wits                                                                                                                           m o n t h s u n d e r S e c t i o n2 4
 creation of a free and de-                                                                   concern about the scars                        was told that there
                                              University and fbrmer                                                                                                                           o f t h e T e r r o r i s mA c t .
 mocratic South Africa'.                                                                      l e l t b y t h e i r b r u t a lo r d e a l    were 24 youths under
                                              UCT SRC and Nusas                                                                                                                                    Charges are to be laid
    Although the sevenall                                                                     ol' solitary conl'inement                      the age of 18. in de-
                                              president.                                                                                                                                     against some ol'those
 seemedin good physical                          o Mr Colin Purkey                            and interrrogation.'                           tention. 22 of these are                        detainees already being
 s h a p et w o o f t h e m - M r
             ,                                                    )
                                             ( 2 6 . 1 1 . 8 1 a. U n i s a s t u -              The committee's            thoughts         male and two                         are        held. These people
 Nicholas 'Fink' Haysom                      dent.                                            were 'specially with the                       female.                                         detained under Section6
 and Mr Clive van Heer-                          o Miss Debbie Elkon                          accused(in security trials
                                                                                                                                                 According to Mr le                          ot the Terrorism Act have


     months tension
                                                                                                                                             G r a n g e .6 o l t h e s e ( ) u t h s

Seven
                                                                                                                                                                            \                b c e n i n s o l i t a r yc o n f i n e -
                                                                                                                                             had been charged with                           ment lor six months.
                                                                                                                                             sabotage but none had                                 A l'urther l2 Terrorism
'Tension                                                                                                                                     been convicted.                                 Act detaineeshave said
               becomespart                  posrers commemoratlng                             will exhaust yoursell'                             A further 34 people                         they had been assaulted
of your make up,' said.                     t h e 6 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r yo l            you have to live with it.'                     w e r eb e i n gh e l d u n d e rt h e          d u r i n g t h e l a s t6 m o n t h s
Les Lax after 7 months                      the SA Communist Par-                                                                            p r o v i s i o n s l 't h e I n t e r n a .
                                                                                                                                                               o                             o l 1 9 8l . T h e M i n i s t e ro t '
in detention                                ty. Les was sentenced             on                                                             Security Act for the
                                                                                                 H i s t e nd a y si n j a i l w e r e                                                       Justice. Mr Kobie
     Les Lax was detain-                    l 0 M a r c h 1 9 8 2- a f t e r a                'the
                                                                                                     longest he had lived                    detention ol potentia.                          Coetsee said that 'two
ed with threeotherson                       period of 7 months in                                                                            witnesses.                                      cases       were relerredto the
                                                                                              through' and it is now
 l l A u g u s t 1 9 8 1 .T h e y           detention. The sentence:                          'lekker                                            A U n i v e r s i t lo l ' t h e
                                                                                                          to be out'. The                                                                    Attorney-Ceneral who
were Ben             Greyling,              360 days, of which 350                                                                           Western Cape student,
                                                                                              warm welcomewas really                                                                         declined to prosecute'.
Michael O'Donovan                           were suspended for 5
                                            years. He was freed on                            amazing, 'the kind of'                         Mr Ebrahim Patel was                            The other cases either         are
and Elaine Moham-                                                                             thing I needed                    it's         vesterday detained by                                                                      d
                                                                                                                                                                                             s t i l l b e i n gi n v e s t i g a t e o r
                                            Friday I9 March 1982.                                                                            Security Police ar his
med.                                                                                          looking I'orwardto living.                                                                     are being prepared for
     WirsStudent         spoketo              During his time in                                        g
                                                                                              s e e i n g r a s s. . . p e o p l e . . '     h o m e i n G r a s s yP a r k . l t i s        consideration.
  Les Lax a weekafter his                   detention, Les says he                                                                           s a i dt o h a v eb e e nh i s t h i r d             Detained executive
 release.     'Having gone                  'had
                                                 to livewith the con-                                                                        time in detention.                              member of the National
                                                                                                 Surprisingly, Les stat-
 t h r o u g h e t e n t i o n , e et
             d               Is i           stant tension' of not                             ed, he feels no bitterness                         I t i s n o t c e r t a i nu n d e r        Indian Congress                 hasbeen
 asa maturing        experience.            knowing when or if he                             or resentment and had                          which law he is beingheld                       transl'erredto a Durban
  You have to come to                       would be released. He                             not even though about                          b u t t h e p o l i c ed i d s a yt h a t       psychiatricward about a
  terms ithit.'
          w                                 had to come to termswith                          leaving SA. but is now                         he was being taken to                           week ago. This brings the
    l'he four were only                     his isolation from the                                                   g
                                                                                              c o n c e n t r a t i no n c o m p l e -       J ohannesburg.                                  o l l i c i a l t o t a l o f 'd e t a i n e e s
                                                                     'lf                                                                          Mr    Patel      e I'inal vea r            r^    hp    hncnit^l;.^l           .;-^-
 Man shot atMaritzburg                                                                                                                                                              \.arltesrr
                                                                                                                                                                                    a white
                                                                                                                                                                                    elephant
                                           after 26 bicycles had been                    A s t u d e n tw h o w a s n o t            s p o r t r n gp u r p o s e s .
A man was shot by a
                                           stolen from the res in the                aware of the fact that he                          A spokesmansaid that
student and severely                                                                                                     h
                                                                                     w a sa r m e d ,a t t a c k e d i m .           firearnrs were not                             The new canteen,
                                           past 9 months. These
injured outside one of                     thefts were alleged to be                 He was subsequently                             allowed in residence.             but          hallowed as the largest
the residences of the                      part of a 'professional                   attacked. sustaining                            it was early in the year                       on campus, seems
University  of Pieter-                     job'.                                     superl'icial       injuries.                    a n d p e o p l eh a d n o t ' g o t
                                                                                                   'intruder', still                                                                likely to turn out to be
                                              When approachedand                         The                                         round to handing them
maritzburg.                                                                                             'tried to cut                                                               the largest white
                                           questioned, the man                       cornered.                                       in'.
                                           claimed that he was a                     himself out of the crowd'                          No lurther intormat-                        elephant on campus.
    The incident occurred                  security guard and after                  and was threatenedwith                          ion as to rvhether                                 Certain fundamental
on Tuesday l6 March at                     further questioning fled                  a firearm. held by one of                       disciplinary action has                        o v e r s i g h t i n t h ed e s i g n l
                                                                                                                                                                                                       s                      o
D e n n y s o nH o u s e .                 into a field adjacent the   to            the residents in the                            been taken or as to                            the building sadly detract
    According            to a              residence.                                crowd.                                          whether the police are                         from its appeal.
sookesmanlbr the men's                        T h e s t u d e n ti n p u r s u i t       When the man persist-                       involved could be
         'suspicioulooking
                        s                                                                                                                                                               lnside the servingarea.
r e s ,a                                   called for assistance          and        e d i n t r y i n g t o e s c a p eh e  .       obtained.
                                                                                     was shot at, sustaining                             It appears that                            l'or instance, there is a
black man' was seenin a                    with a group of men from
'closed                                                                              serious injuries to his                         attempts are being made                        stairwell and an elevator,
          ofl- area of the res             the res cornered the
and spotted by a male                      'intruder' in the field. He               kidneys. He is presently                        t o ' h u s hu p ' t h e i n c i d e n t .     not to mention a door
residentwho subsequent-                           'pulled out a knile                i n a c r i t i c a Ic o n d i t i o n .        The vice-principal o1'                         leading into the fover.
                                           then
lv oursued the man.
 -                                         and stabbed at the                            The l'irearm,identified                      P M B a n d t h e d e a no l t h e            These are heaven sent
    this 'pursuit' was a                   crowd,' said an eyewit-                   as a 357 rifle, was kept in                     residence were not                             opportunitieslbr students
result of tension created                  ness.                                     r e s i d e n c eo b e ' u s e d f o r
                                                                                                      t                                              t
                                                                                                                                     available or comment.                          to whom the idea of
                                                                                                                                                                                    paying I'ortheir tbod does
                                                                                                                                                                                    not appeal.


Tuks fights sex restrictions                                                                                                                                                            Wits Security \\as
                                                                                                                                                                                    reluctant to voice an
                                                                                                                                                                                    opinion, but conceded
                                                                                                                                                                                    that the door to theloyer
Red-blodded Tukkies                        been made. The Tukkies                     and Thursdays,while on                         ity. The studentshave no                       had to be closed ol'l l'or
are demanding an                           SRC has approachedthe                      Wednesdays they can                            say whatsoever in the                          secunty reasons.
outlet for their sexual                    rector to allow members                    stay as late as 9.30pm.                                         u
                                                                                                                                     d r a r . l i n g p o l ' t h e s er u l e s       T o i l e t l a c i l i t i e s r ea l s o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a
                                           of both sexes into each                    The rules for weekends                         or in their implementat-                       limited, l'he entire
frustrations.
                                           other's rooms between                      a r e s l i g h t l ym o r c l e n i e n t .   lon.                                           complex boasts two
   The Tukkies SRC
                                           2pm and 4pm on                                'What                                                                                      toilets to serve the
has confronted the                                                                                        bothers me
                                           Sundays.                                                                                       Another thorny issue,                     expected clientele of
u n i v e r s i t y ' se x e c u t i v e                                             most,' said one student,                        thatof sexual iscrimina- d
                                              Deadlines have also                    'is                                                                                            around 2000 people.
                                                                                           that no-one asked if'                     t i o n . h a s r e a r e di t s u g l y
and insisted on a                                                                                                                                                                   Students approached on
                                           beenattacked.Deadlines                    t h e r u l e sw o u l d b e i n c o n -        head. Senior male
hearing. They have                         in Tukkies residences are                                                                                                                this voiced various
                                                                                     v e n i e n tf o r u s . ' l n l a c t ,        s t u d e n t s a v en o d e a d l i n e
                                                                                                                                                     h
demanded that string-                      among the strictestin the                 the rules are largely                                                                          opinions which were
ent res rulesbe relaxed.                                                                                                                                  a
                                                                                                                                     restrictions t all. Their
                                           country. A first year                     a p p l i e db y t h e T E D w i t h                                                           mostly unprintable.
                                                                                                                                     t'emale counterparts are
   A call for the freedom                  student must be in his                    t h e r e s t a r i s i n gl r o m a n                                                              It is painl'ully obvious
                                                                                                                                                       i
                                                                                                                                     r e s t r i c t e dn t h e s a m ew a y
of movementfor both                        room     by 8pm on                        agrecment between                                                                              that no-one took lhe
                                                                                                                                     a s l s t y e a r s .T h e s e r u l e s
sexesin res rooms has                      Mondays, Tuesdays,                        p a r e n t sa n d t h e U n i v e r s -                                                       trouble to consult
                                                                                                                                     have been denounccd as
                                                                                                                                     'ridiculous' and 'dis-                         studentsbelbrehand.The
                                                                                                                                     criminatory'.Studenrs                          a r c h i r e c to t t h e b u i l d i n g
                                                                                                                                     t'eel that these rules are                     c o u l d u n l ' o r t u n a t e l yn o t
                                                                                                                                     arbitrarily imposed upon                       be reached, so this
                                                                                                                                     w i t h o u t t h e i r h a v i n ga s a 1     remains a moot point.
                                                                                                                                     in the matter.                                 but how else does one
                                                                                                                                                                                    explain a hypermodern
                                                                  d)                                                                    Most students inter-                        building enveloped in
                                                                /\                                                                   viewed said that some-                         robust smoked-glass                    that
                                                                                                                                     thing should be done                           shatters at the Iightes
                                                                                                                                     about the situation                            touch. lighting that
                                                                                                                                     althoughl'ewwere more                          maintains a perpetual
                                                                                                                                     specific. The general                          gloom, especially on
                                                                                                                                     l'eelingis that students                       cloudy days, and a
                                                                                                                                     w a n t m o r e s a - vn m a t t e r s
                                                                                                                                                           i                        chance ol one in a
                                                                                                                                     that directly concern                                             o
                                                                                                                                                                                    t h o u s a n d l - r e a c h i n tg e     h
                                                                                                                                     them.                                          t o i l e t si n t i m e ?

                                                                                                                                     Dup wouldserve
                                                                                                                                                  underMandela
                                                                                                                                      'I
                                                                                                                                           will serve as Vice-                                                    .
                                                                                                                                                                                     t i o n i n r . r r i t i n gT h i s r . r a
                                                                                                                                      chancellor under the                           part ol' the cause ol' the
                                              ISRAEL...LET'SGO!!                                                                      new          Chancellor,                       irregularitv. M r Ken
                                                                                                                                                                                     S t a n d e n m a c h e r .a c a
                                                                                                                                      whoever he or she may
                                                                                                                                      be,' said Prof                                 d e m i ca n d a d m i n i s t r a t i v
                                                       How abouta Holiday                                                             Plessis last week.
                                                                                                                                                                              du
                                                                                                                                                                                     r e g i s t r a r a i dt h a t i t i s u p
                                                                                                                                                                                                     s
                                                                                                                                                                                     to Mr Mandela's omin           n
                                                        watha Difference?                                                                T h i s t ' o l l o w e dr h e r e -
                                                                                                                                                                                     ators l() get hi: u ritten
                                                                                                                                     opening ol nominations
                                                        Tours to suit your                                                           l'or Chancellor al'ter the
                                                                                                                                                                                     atccepta      nce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    S                .
                                                                                                                                                                                          H e l e n u z m a nM P l o r
                                                                                                                                     n o m i n a t i o n s e r ei n v a l i -
                                                                                                                                                              w
                                                          every interest                                                             dated as a result ol' a                         H o u g h t o na n d D r A I a n
                                                                                                                                     t e c h n i c a li r r e g u l a r i t y .      Rosholt. chairman ol
                                                                                                                                         All the nomirrees                           Barlou Rand, are ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                     p e c l e dt o b e r e n o m i n a l c
                                                                                                                                     i n v o l v e d n t h e i n ra l i d a r -
                                                                                                                                                    i
                                                                                                                                                                                     as lvell.
      Contact:                                                                                                                       ed nominations ill have     w
      SAUJS                                                                                                                                                             (
                                                                                                                                     t o b e r e - n o m i n a t e dt o b e
                                                                                                                                     valid for the election).
                                                                                                                                                                                         I'he closing date tor
                                                                                                                                                                                    v o t i n g p a p e r si s 2 3 J u n e .
      Telephone37-3000                                                                                                                   Nelson Mandela. one                        \ . . o m i n a t i o n lso r c a n d i
                                                                                                                                     o f t h e p r e ri o u sn o m i n e e s        d a t e sm u s t b e i n a t l e a s t7
                                                                                                                                     c ( ) u l d ( ) ta c c e p n o m i n a -
                                                                                                                                               n                   t                w e e k sb e l o r et h i s d a t e .
 Lambert rules                                                                                                                                     *\



 own electionvoid $                                                                                                                                                                                                          rl
Glen Lambert, newly                         time. However, he did                              pointed out that this                                                                                                         1
elected CSC president,
has declared his own
election null and void.
                                            not intervene.
                                                 Lambert himself was
                                                                                               move was highly irregu-
                                                                                               lar and asked why
                                                                                                                   'Mr
                                                                                               Lambert had not applied
                                                                                                                                                   $                                                                          \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               t

   Amid controversy at
                                             electedto the position of
                                             president after being
                                                                                               the confidence vote to                                                                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               {
last Thursday's SRC                                                                            himself.
                                             unopposed. Michael
meeting, Mr Lambert                          Henegan was the only                                  M ichael Henegan                           Glen Lambert
voted in favour of a                         nominee for the position                          failed to receive the
                                                                                                                                             reach Henegan for                           SRC that he had looked
motion which called on                       of vice president. In a                           requirednumber of votes
                                                                                                                                             comment but he could                        throught                the new
him to declare the                           move describedby David                            after a substantial
                                                                                                                                             not be contacted.                           c o n s t i t u t i o na n d t h a t i r
electionnull and void. He                    Ovenden, constitutions                            number of abstentions.                          Glen Lambert told lAils                   was a vast improvement
had previosuly admitted                      o f f i c e r ,a s ' a n a t t e m p t t o        Nominations were re-                         Student that 'Henegan                        on the old.
that the elections had                       hand pick his lieutenants'                        opened. Adrian Jooste                         couldn't have done the
been uncpnstitutional.                       Lambert made a ruling                             was nominated by Clen                        job anyway'and he was                         Ovenden also told l4lils
   Wirs Student estab-                       from the chair blocking                           Lambert. He was elected                       'lucky to get on as                        Student after the SRC
                                                                                                                                                                 deputy
lished before the SRC                        Henegan's           election.                     to the position of vice                       vice.'                                     meeting.that it was 'a
meeting that Keith                               Lambert ruled that                            president.                                       The CSC election will                   pity that commerce
Feldman. also a new                          u n o p p o s e dc a n d i d a t e s                  Henegan was then                         be held over until a new                    students had to sulTer
exec member, knew the                        w o u l d n e e da t w o t h i r d s              e l e c t e d o t h e p o s i t i o no l
                                                                                                           t                                consritution has been                       because of the shoddy
election had been                            majority vote befbre                              deputy vice president.                       ratified by the SRC.                        way in which Glen ran
unconstitutional at the                      beine elected. Ovenden                            Wits Studenr tried to                        David Ovenden told the                      that meeting.'


SRC electstnree nelv teaTItrI
THe SRC has chosen                           secretary.
                                                                                          /l

                                                                                                  All three executive
                                                                                               p o s i t i o n sw e r e c o n t e s t e d
                                                                                                                                             provision ol student
                                                                                                                                             services. He will be
                                                                                                                                                                    I
                                                                                                                                                                                        a\a      itu-l

                                                                                                                                                                                        exec. Claser is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                S
                                                                                                                                                                                        n e w c o m e rt o t h e S R C .
its new leadership.                              The positions were                                                                                                          'SRC
Three vacancies the                                                                            by John Abramson.                             r e s p o n s i b l eo r t h e
                                                                                                                                                                 f
                on                          lilledat the SRC meeting                                                                                                                        S R C p r e s i d e n t .e r e m r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    J
                                                                                                                                             N e w s 'p u b l i c a t i o n '
exec have been filled.                      on Thursday 25 March.                                 David Ferrerra was                                                                    Clark. announcedthat he
   David Ferreira is the                    T h e v a c a n c i ea r o s ea l l e r
                                                                    s                          this year's Orientation                        Damon Bizos was                           had received and
new deputy vice-presi-                      Judy Maller. Mina                                                     n
                                                                                               c h a i r p e r s oa n d h a d a s           elected alter SRC                           accepled a letter ol'
dent. Daryl Glaser the                      C o e l h oa n d R u t h B e c k e r               an SRC membercovered                         members pointed to his                      r e s i g n a t i o nl r o m B r u c e
new further deputyvice                      resigned from the                                  the groundwork neces-                        record ot experlenceon                       Fordyce. Fordvce is no
president and Damon                         executive.They however                             sary to work closelywith                     the SRC.      Bizos has                     longer eligible to be on
     is
Bizos thenewexecutive                       s t i l l r e m a i no n t h e S R C .             the administration in the                    previously servedon the                     the SRC as he has


Business
       schoollosesheadagain                 'Jake'
                                                                                                                                                                                        becomean academic              stall
                                                                                                                                                                                        m e m b e ro l t h e u n i r , e r s i t l .
                                                                                                                                                                                            Clark also made it
                                                                                                                                                                                        clear to the SRC that it
It's happened again!                                    Jacobs. who since                      application came I'rom                       the current Cape Town
                                            the New Year has been                              the former Caoe Town                         businessschool director,                    was not the intention of
The Graduate School
                                            v i r t u a l l y t r e a d i n gw a t e r .       b u s i n e s s c h o o ld i r e c t o r ,   P r o f J O h n S i m p s o n .w a s        the SRC to ban sporting
of Business Adminis-
                                                  Some hall' a dozen                           the inimitable                 Prof          a s k e dt o a p p l y u g a i n            contact with Afrikaans
tration, which ought to                                                                                                                                                                 campuses. The SRC
                                             c a n d i d a t e sa r e s a i d t o              Mayer Feldberg. who                          a l i e r h e t u r n e dd o w n t h e
be the country's pace-                                                                                                                      first request e received.                   execrecentlymet with the
                                             have been shortlisted,                            w e n t t o s e t t l ei n t h e U S                              h
setter, is apparently                        i n c l u d i n gt h e s e n i o rg o l d         s o m e y e a r sa g o . w o r k i n g            S h a d e s l t h ei n t e r m i n -
                                                                                                                                                             o                          All Sports Council,
                                                                                                                                              .
labouring without a                          boss in the RII 000                               I'or a mid-markei                            a b l e w r a n g l e .d r a g g i n g      Faculty Council repsand
leader.                                      million Anglo-Ame.rican                           business school there.                       t h r o u g hs o m ey e a r s . v e r
                                                                                                                                                                             o          the       Black            Students
    After several           months,          stable.Dennis Etheredge.                          Talk has it he was turned                    the appointment of the                      Society. During the
 the school has still not                    w h o w a s p e r s u a d e dt o                  down bv Wits.                                first director ol' the                      d i s c u s s i o n l a r k m a d ei t
                                                                                                                                                                                                           C
 tbund a new director                        dectine by Harrl'                                    At leistoneorominen,                      School. which went                          clear 'that the SRC will
 to replaceretiring ex-                       Oppenheimer.                                     economist wai also on                        eventuallyto the late prof                  not take any unilateral
 o o l i t r c i a nP r o l ' G i d e o n
                    .                             Another                    surprise          the short list. Not least.                   Len Samuels?                                decision on soort'.


                                                                                               Abe r                                             one of
                                                                                           the fun*Y".#sgel"                                                                                                i
                                                                                                                                                                                                       sealedtsell.
                                                                                               The SRC has a film
                                                                                                                                             s t u d e n tt o a p p e a r a t t h e
                                                                                               star amongstits ranks:                                                                       By       this stage the
                                                                                                                                            Civic Theatre. M r
                                                                                               newly electedMr Abe                          Allison got the job. He                     audiencewastittering.By
                                                                                               Allison.                                     had to introduce a                          t h e t i m e h e h a d l e a p to l f '
                                                                                                                                                                                        the stage. they were
                                                                                                                                            prominent international
                                                                                               On Tuesday 23 March                                                                      laughing. When Jamie
                                                                                                                                            celebrity to a Civic                        Uvs apologised nd ex-    a
                                                                                            Mr Allison was elected          to
                                                                                                                                            Theatre audience. For                       plained to Abe he was to
                                                                                           ser\e on a public body.
                                                                                                                                            this he would be paid                       be on film, they were in
                                                                                           T h i s w a sj u s t t w o w e e k s             R20.                                        hysterics.
                                                                                           after his public appear-
                                                                                           ance belore a l'ull civic
                                                                                                                                                                Abe,
                                                                                                                                               U nfortunately1'or                           Mr Allison thought
                                                                                           theatre.
                                                                                                                                            it only went well until he                  that his 'night ot'shame'
                                                                                                                                             had t'inished is speech.
                                                                                                                                                           h                            could remain a secret.
                                                                                              Mr Jamie Uys, well                             Followed from side to                       However as a memberof
                                                                                           known film maker                                  side by a spotlight. he                    the SRC he will tind it
   4be Allison                                                                             ( Funn.t PeLrTrl6'
                                                                                                           91c")htt                          l'ound the curtain in-                     more dilllcult to escape
                                                                                           previousll' approached                                        .
                                                                                                                                             penetrablelt had mira-                     t h e o u b l i ce v e
                Solidarity-
'An act in blatant contradiction with the very essenceof
                                                                                                                                                   the
socialism,' raged Santiage Carillo, leader of Spain's 140000
member Communist Party.
  When Poland's military                                 workersdied in Cdansk, the new
leaders declared martial law ir                          Communist Party leader,
December last year, the most                              Edward Gierek. decided to
vocal foreign outcry came not                            launch             massive expansion
from conservative Western                                programme to raise the Polish
leaders     but liom the Communist                       standard of living.
P a r t i e s f S p a i na n d B r i t a i n .
             o                                              'Gierek', writesThomas Sanc-
   Italy's Communist Party ( 1.7                         ton. 'had the instincts of a
million members) issued a                                high-rolling capitalist.'His
resolution which argued that                             governnlent borrowed heavily
'when one is no longer able to
                                                         f rom Western financiers and
lace the protestsof the working                          used the loan capital to linance
class and the people with                                the construction of l'actories                   by
political means, and resorts to                          multi-national comp4nies like
military tbrce, this represents                a         M assey-Ferguson, RCA
blorv to t he very cause ol'                             Corporation and Corning Glass
socialism.'                                              Works.
                                                             European and American
            SolidaritY                                   capitalists made handsome
                                                         profits while Poland'sdebt to the
    More than a million members
                                                          West grew.
of the Polish Communist Party
quit during the prolonged                                    C i e r e k ' sp o l i c y o f i n t e g r a t i n g
                                                          Poland into the international
confrontation between the
                                                         capitalist economy was to have
independent trade union
Solidarity and the Polish
                                                         disastrousconsequences.                                      Martial law: tsnks ut the gatesof Gdansk'sLenin Ship
government.                                                                                                           union's deteat.
   One Central Committee                                                Erosion
                                   '
m e m b e rc o m p l a i n e d : M o s t l y i t
                                                             To pay ofl I'oreignloans and
is workers who are leaving the
                                                          to maintain subsidieson l'ood
Party             There is something
                                                          prices,the governmentrelied on
wrong in our whole apparatus.
                                                          revenueearned though exports
in our entire structure.'
                                                          ro the West. But the 1973-4
    For many Socialists and
                                                          recession the capitalist world
                                                                         in
M a r x i s t st h r o u g h o u tt h e w o r l d .
                                                          eroded Poland'sexport drive.
the crushingol Soldaritv uas
                                                             So the government had to
seenas the extinguishing t a               o              borrow more and more l'rom the
hope-inspiring experiment in
                                                          West. Repaying interests on
                   w
democratic orkerorganisation
                                                          loans to 50 I Westernbanks and
u n d e r S o c i a l i s m .W h a t i s t h e
                                                           l5 governments ow consumesn
history that lies behind the
                                                          all ol'Poland's hard currency
               e
s p e c t a c lo l a ' M a r x i s t - L c n i n i s t
                                                          e x p o r t e a r n i n g s( $ 6 . 5 b i l l i o n i n
government'opening l'ire on the
                                                           r98r).
                                                            -Ihe
working class'l
                                                                        only route ol escapefbr
   P o l a n d ,i n c o n t r a s tt o R u s s i a .
                                                          the government was to reduce
Y u g o s l a v i a ,C u b a o r M o z a m -
                                                          s t a t e e x p e n d i t u r eb y ' c u t t i n g
bique, never underwent .d
                                                           back I'ood price subsidies.                       This
socialist revolution. The                                 g e n e r a t e d i o t s i n 1 9 7 6a n d . i n
                                                                               r
revolution was imposed 'f'rom
                                                          the middle months of' 1980. it
a b o v e ' b V J o s e p hS t a l i n ' sp o s t -
                                                          gave birth to the independent
war government. The Soviet
                                                          tradeunion.Solidarity.
U n i o n w a s d e t e r m i n e do e n s u r e
                                  t                            What exactly was Solidarity?
t h a t P o l a n d u o u l d n e v e ra g a i n
                                                           I t w a s a s p o n t a n e o u s l ly r m e d o
be used as a stagingground 1br                                                                                       Lech Walesa's faction oJ Solidority sought a stuble
                                                          organisation                        part mass
a t t a c k so n R u s s i a .
                                                           m o v e m e n ta n d p a r t t r a d e u n l o n          alliance with Party and Church in spite of the protests o!
                                                           - which emerged as a focal
             Progress                                      point of opposition to the
                                                                                                                     union militants. Poland's people havetor long looked to
                                                          Communist Party regime in                                  religian as an alternative to the outhority of the state.
       U n d e rC o m m u n i s tl e a d e r s h i o .
 P o l a n d .a n l g r a r i a n b a c k w a t e r .      Poland.
made considerable progress rn                                  Its 9.5 million members saw                           about it that is conservative,
                                                                                                                                                  and    nationalismsurvivedas major
some areas. The country                                   the movement as a vehicle for                              much that is progressive.           forces which the Communrsr
underwent massive industrial-                             expressingdiscontent over the                                 Solidarity's leadership and      Party was forced to tolerate.
isation, and today only 40fl6o{'                          g o v e r n m e n t ' sm i s m a n a g e m e n t           members were mostly devout             On the progressive side,
the people work in agriculture.                           and authoritarianism. nd the                a              Catholicswho, in yearspast,had      Solidarity voiced demands lbr
 Most ol' theseown their own                               P a r t v ' sp o s i t i o no l ' p r i v i l e g e n a
                                                                                                             i       looked to the Church as an          worker power and political
plots ol land; no forced                                  society that was supposed to                               alternative to the authoritv of     liberty. lt demanded working
collectivisation            was undertaken.               have done away with gross                                  Partyand state.                    class control of production and
l - i t e r a c y .h e a l r h a n d e d u c a r i o n    inequalities of material and                                                                  distribution throughout the
were expanded.                                            political power.
                                                               Its members called for
                                                                                                                          Disaffection                  economy; it demanded higher
                                                                                                                                                        wages. shorter working hours
      But rapid industrialisation,
                                                          ' s o c i a l i srt e n e w a l '
food shortagesand price hikes                                                                 t h ec r e a t i o n     Disaffection with the            a n d t h e c o n t i n u e ds u b s i d i s a t i o
generated worker riots on                                 of a society which recognised                              Communist      169ime and          of food prices.
severaloccasions,most notably                             democratic freedoms.                                       resentment of Russia's                 Its demands were incompat-
in I 956 and 1970.After rhe lauer                              It is dilTicult to generalise                         Imperialist sway over Poland       ible both with the existins dis-
u p r i s i n g ,i n w h i c h a n u m b e r o f          about Solidaritv. There is much                            ensured that religion cnrl
 dreamthat died



,enin Shipyard, where Solidority was born, symbolise the

                                                                                     Miner in Kotowice, one of the most militont Solidoritv
                                                                                     regions. Severol miners died here after the declaration if
                                                                                     mortial law.
                                                                                     t h e l l a m e s o l p r o t e s td i s r u p t i n g        So what went rvrong'l Lar6
                                                                                     the economy.                                               n u m b e r s o l ' t e c h n o c r a t sa n
                                                                                         -I"he
                                                                                                    other laction was the                       Party ol'l'icialswho enjole
                                                                                     m o r e r a d i c a la n d m i l i t a n t .T i m e        positions ol prestige an
                                                                                     and again it ignored the                                   authority under the ol
                                                                                     exhortations l the Churchand
                                                                                                            o                                   dispensation felt deep
                                                                                     Walesa to behave with                                      threatened by' calls fo
                                                                                     moderation. lt demanded                                    grassroots control ol' th
                                                                                     p o l i t i c a lp o w e ra n d n o t h i n gl e s s .     economy and Party.
                                                                                         A t S o l i d a r i t y ' sl i r s t C o n g r e s s
                                                                                     Walesa was attacked in soeech
                                                                                     alter speech tor entiring
                                                                                                                                                     Soviet backing
                                                                                     discussion ith the government
                                                                                                         w
                                                                                                                                                     With        Soviel backin
                                                                                     and Church without consulting
                                                                                                                                                  (including showy milita
                                                                                     the rank-and-file. It nearly
                                                                                                                                                  manoeuvres on Poland
                                                                                     ousted Walesa as Solidarity
                                                                                                                                                  borders).they struggledto reta
                                                                                     l e a d e r( h c s q u e a k e d o m e w i t h
                                                                                                                           h
                                                                                                                                                 control.'[he                 drastical
                                                                                     55.2o/c,     ofthe vote).The Congress
                                                                                                                                                 deteriorating economy, ar
                                                                                     demonstrated the vigorously
                                                                                                                                                 Solidarity's increasing
                                                                                     democratrc character ot' the
                                                                                                                                                 political demands, gave them
                                                                                     movement.
                                                                                                                                                 pretext lor action.
  slable        Solidarity's membership climbed ropidly to nearly I0                                                                                 lf the Party itselt'couldnot I
 'ests          million ofter it was formed in August lgg0. Boin in
                                                                                                  Reforms                                        relied upon to demand a r
      oJ
                                                                                                                                                 storation ot' order, they wou
 kedto          euphoria, Solidarity lacked clear focus; in the end it was               Solidaritl achieved major
                                                                                                                                                 have to go outside the Part
                                                                                      relbrms in its heyday. Freedom
 Itate,         easily crushcd.                                                                                                                  They did.
                                                                                      ol press and travel were won;
                                                                                                                                                     In late December the Poli
                                                                                      large numbers ol corrupt state
  as maJor     was calling for radical                                                                                                           army backed by Russia and
                                                Party.                                and Party olf icialswereremoved
  rmmunist     oemocracy.                                                                                                                        Communist laction launched
                                                    Its focus was on economic         from their positions; religious
  lerate.        Solidarity     irself was                                                                                                       coup against the Commun
                                                reforms and it rejected calls l'or    lreedom was extended.
  ve side.     unlocused, a spontaneous                                                                                                          Party and proceeded to cru!
                                                changes in political power. lts          Perhaps the most significant
  ands lbr     movemenl       born    in an     methods of operation were                                                                        Sotidarity. A dream ended ;
                                                                                     change ol'all occurred in the
   political   atmosphereof euphoria. tt was                                                                                                     t raged  y.
                                                bureaucratic and relatively           Polish Communist Party itsell'.
   working     not a trade union as such and    d ictatorial.                                                                                        Far from demonstratingtht
                                                                                      F a r l r o m b e i n g i m p e r v i o u st o
   tron and    lacked adequate shop-floor                                                                                                        socialism is incompatible wit
   )ut the     organisation.                           'Vain fool'                   change, hundreds of thousands
                                                                                     ol members began to demand
                                                                                                                                                                  .
                                                                                                                                                d e m o c r a c y t h e P o l i s hc r i s i ss a
   I higher      Solidarity evolved into two                                                                                                    the Communists fighting fc
                                                                                     the Party's democratisation.
   g hours     broad factions. The one was         One prominent Solidarity                                                                     democracy in their own ranks
                                                                                         A million Party members
   disation    the central leadershio under     militant described Walesa as a       joined Solidarity. and raisedthe                               To those who favoured olc
                Lech Walesa, which sought to    'dictatorial,                                                                                   stvle bureaucraticsocialismthi
                                                              vain fool'. This was   cry 'Odnowa' (renewal). Kania,
   )ompat-     moderate Solidarity's demands    the I'action that Church, Party.                                                                was_intolerable.
                                                                                     who succeededCierek. himself
   ing dis-    and to form a durable alliance   State, Moscow and Western            a.Ln'...'l^,'__        t   ''
                                                                                             Voice oI Wrts
In this edition of Wits Student we focus on the workers
                                                                                           boils back
                                                                                          I w i s h t o a p o l o g i s et o ' B e i n g               transmissions, I l'eel that it is
                                                                                                                                                       now clear why the DJ did not
struggle in Poland. Democratic students should                                            Boiled'(Wits StudenrVol 34 No.
                                                                                         6) and hisr'herriend as regards
                                                                                                                      l                                play the rcquest. However, I
support democratic worker movements around the
                                                                                         t h e i n c i d e n tq u o t e d i n t h e l e t t e r s      regret any inconvenience                 and ill
world. The right to organise freely is fundamental to a                                                                                               l'eeling
                                                                                         page.I do howeverleel that there                                          towards VOW causedby
democratic society.                                                                                                                                   t h e a t t i t u d eo 1 ' t h eD J .
                                                                                         isan explanation l theincident.  o
                                        a                                                and would also like to inl'orm                                    R e q u e s t sw i l l o n l y b e t a k e n
Eight young South Africans have treen released after                                     studenls on the method ol                                    through the intercom svstem
                                                                                         makinga request n VOW.            o                          s i t u a t e do u t s i d e t h e s t u d i o . \ o
up to 6 months of incarceration in detention cells.
                                                                                              Although VOW has been                                   requests will be taken l'rom
   Our joy at their release is tempered sy sadnessand                                                                         9
                                                                                         p l a y i n gm u s i cs i n c e M a r c h , w e              p e o p l e o m i n gt o t h e s t u d i od o o r
                                                                                                                                                                   c
anger that so many of our fellow South Africans still                                    h a v eb e e nu s i n gt h e p e r i o d9 2 2                as this door is to be kept locked
languish in the interrogation cells of John Vorster                                       \{arch as a period ol test                                  at all times. When making a
Square and elsewhere.                                                                    transmissions o allow studio t                                               p
                                                                                                                                                      r e q u e s t . l e a s ea l l o w t h e D J t o
   We reiterate our call for the unconditionclrelease of                                 r v o r k . a u d i t i o n s .s o u n d c h e c k s         look lor the song requests. o                     s
                                                                                         and equipment tests to take                                  that in the event o1'the songr
all political prisoners.                                                                 place.During this period DJ's                                record not being on hand. you
                                         a                                               h a rc b e e n p l a y i n g t h e i r o w n                                      t
                                                                                                                                                      may requesan alternative um-                 n
                                                                                         c h r r i c co l ' m a t e r i a l w h i l s t t h e         ber. DJs will endeavour to
A letter on this pagecallsfor the SRC to leadstudents                        into a                          y
                                                                                         n o c c s s a rs t u d i ow o r k w a s b e i n g            h o n o u r a l l r e q u e s t s .a l t h o u g h
boycott of the tiniversity's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.                               donc.Owing to the lact that thc                              all DJs plan their programmes
   While we agree with the writer that the University is                                                                u
                                                                                         i n t e r c o ms v s t e m s u a l l yu s e dI o r           belirrehand. and it must be
indeed an undemocratic and hierarchicalinstitution, we                                   trrking requc:tswas unscrvicc-                               u n d e r s t o o dt h a t t h e y w i l l l i t i n
believe                                                                                  ablc. and the lact that our                                  y o u r r e q u e sw h e r ei t b e s ts l o t si n
                                                                                                                                                                           t
            that in this instance        many gainscan be madethrough
                                                                                         r c c o r d sw e r c n o t p r o p e r l yc a t a -          with the f'ormat of the show.
negotiation.
                                                                                                          I
                                                                                         Itrguud. ).lswcreinstructed ot                     n
   We have alreadyseenthe Universitytake a strong stand                                                                                                                  Lance Rothschild
                                                                                         t o p l a v r c q u c s t sS i n c e ' B e i n g
                                                                                                                             .
against detentions.Studentsand staff have called for the                                 Boilcd's' lcttcr uas obviouslr                                             P r o g r a m m eD i r e c t o r
unconditional release all detainees.
                                  of                                                     r l r i t t g n d u r i n g t h i s p e r i o do l t e s t                            Voiceol Wirs
   What is important, however, is that the University

                                                                                          Boycottthe Jubilee
authorities are made aware that students do not whollv
a c c e p l t h e c o n c e p t o f t h e D i a m o n d J u b i l e e .W e s h o u l d
rather use the sixty yearsof Wits'history as a barometerof
its progress.
   What has Wits achieved sixty years? the one hand it                                   l . a s t 1 ' e a r d e m o c r a t i cs t u d e n t s       u n d i s c i p l i n e dm a n n e r . F u r t h e r -
                                                                                                                                                                                 '
                                        in                 On
                                                                                         ()l.l this campus decidcd t<r                                more. studentsplay no active
has educatedthousandswho are quickly co-optedinto the
                                                                                          a c t i v e l yb o y c o t t t h e c e l e b r a t i o n    p a r t i n t h e U n i v e r s i t yd e c i s i o n -
establishment.But many others have gained a critical
                                                                                          o l ' t h e 2 0 t h R e p u b l i cl ) a y . T ' h e        m a k i n g p r o c e s s d e s p i t ec o n -
understandingof their societyat this institution.                                                                                                     tinued SRC etlorts toward this
                                                                                                      m
                                                                                         m a . j o r o t i v a t i o nl o r t h i s a c t r o n                                       'Great Liberal
   Thesepeople,and the many politically activestudents                            at                                                                  end. Whilst the
                                                                                         u'as IIre Iact that the Republic
Wits today. have and will play an important role in the                                  \\'as non-dcr.nocratic.'Whose                                Universitv'           calls I'or democracy
strugglefor a just and democraticsociety.                                                l { e p u b l i c ' } ' w a s k e d . o w ' ;i n t h e
                                                                                                                   'e         N                       in our country.let us remember
                                                                                                                                                                                    t
                                                                                                                                                      t h a t i t s u b . j e c tis s o w n s t u d e n t s
                                                                                         . v c a ro f t h e D i a m o n d . l u b i l e co l '
                                                                                         t h i s L j n i v e r s i t y 'w e m a v a s k :             t o t o t a l i t a r i a nr u l e .
Editorial Board:                                                                         'Whosc University'l'.                                             With the imminent(s)election
                                                                                              f n the Rule:; /or Student,s                             ol' a new Vice-Chancellor. I
Ross Hutton                                  Editor                                                                                                                   t
                                                                                                                                                       p r o p o s e h a t o u r S R C l e a d s si n
                                                                                                                                                                                                    u
                                                                                         drstributedduring registration
Harry Dugmore                                Deputy Editor                               t h i s 1 ' c a rw e ( s t u d e n t sw e r et o l d
                                                                                                                                  )                    an active boycott ol' the Dia-
                                                                                                          .
Murray Nossel                                F-urtherDeputy Editor                                                ' o b e y o r d e r s 'l r o m       m o n d J u b i l e e P r o g r a m m e .a n d
                                                                                         that we must
                                             Arts Editor                                                                                               greatly intensifiesits struggleI'or
Fiona Winer                                                                                                                    t
                                                                                         m em b e r so f s t a { l ' a n d h a t i n o u r
                                                                                         relations ith themwe mustnot
                                                                                                          w                                           a d e m o c r a t i cu n i v e r s i t y .
Peter Chipkin                                News Editor                                                          'insubordinate
                                             Features Editor                             act in an                                            or                                      M L Solms
Orenna Krut
Philip John
Simon Crawford
                                             ProductionEditor
                                             Photographic Editor                           Zot calls for support
Contributors:                                                                             Herewith I wish to announce
                                                                                          t h a t t h e M a r t i a n I n v a s i o ni s s t i l l
                                                                                                                                                      ion. For the good ol the galaxy.
                                                                                                                                                      come l'orward!
 Em Beale                                    (.harlesDugmore                              a l i v e , b u t , a l a s ,n o t o n c a m P u s .
                                                                                                                                                       Yours interplanetarily,
 Lesley Chipkin                              Andr6 Viljoen                                    All Martian representatives
                                                                                                                                                      Zot, Zblotzx (Martian Repre-
 Bruce Graves                                Mike Levy                                   on Earth (those under my
                                                                                                                                                      sentative on Earth, Planetary
 Karen Jochelson                                                                                                      h
                                                                                         c o n t r o l .a n ) , w a y ) a v en o r vb e e n           Peace while you wait, 24 hour
                                             Linda Berkowitz                             assignedto inf iltrating inl'luent-
 Debbie Abrahams                             H6l6neJoffe                                 i a l p o s i t i o n si n s o c i e t y w i t h a
                                                                                                                                                      service).
 Paul Mason                                  Jock Mendelowitz                            view to an eventualcomplete                                  P.S. Rumoursthat lanr in
 Arthur Goldstuck                            Daryl Glaser                                t:rkeove     r.                                              solitary confinement on Mars
                                                                                                                                                      a r e n o l o n g e rt r u e .
Letters:                                                                                     I t w o u l db e h a n d l t o c o n t i n u e
                                                                                                          o
                                                                                         operating n university ampus-        c
                                                                                                                                                        a1r
                                                                                                                                                       LIUCIESS ON
                                                                                                                                                                        t


                                                                                         e s w h e r ee n q u i r i n gm i n d s e a s i l y
Letters to the Editor should be accompaniedby namesand                                   a p p r e c i a t et h e i m p o r t a n c ea n d
                                                                                         r a l u eo t w h a t w e a r e d o i n g .
                                                                                                                                                       Cholera
addresses.These are not necessarilyfor publication and                                                                                                 Has it ever occured to our
pseudonyms   will be allowed.They are merelyfor the purposes                                   However, unless committed                               illustriouseditors that cholera
of identification. Letters should be lodged with the SRC                                  and dedicated                        peace-loving                                           w
                                                                                                                                                       o c c u r si n c o u n t r i e s h e r et h e r ei s
secretary.                                                                                Earthlingsvolunteer to perl'orm                              n o a p a r t h e i d( o r d o t h e v m e a n
  The Editor reserves right to shorten lettersshould they
                        the                                                               t h i s e d u c a t i o n a l s e r v i c e ,W i t s         that apartheid is implicitll pres-
be longer than 200 words.                                                                 campus wrll not be able to                                   e n t w h e r e v e r h o l e r ai s l o u n d ' l )
                                                                                                                                                                            c
                                                                                          b e n e l ' i ti n i t a l l l l r o m t h e i n v a s -                                     Marita Smit
David Ferreira - new deputy vice-president                                                                          Daryl Glaser- newfurther deputy vice-president



Back on the track (we hope)
    Here llits Student Editor, Ross Hutton, examinesthe
    recent crisis in the StudentsRepresentative
                                              Council.
The top floor of the Students                             Coelho resignedtheir positions
Union Building is usually a                               on the SRC executive.
hive of activity. This is the                                The task of regaining lost
workplace of student leader-                              ground was started. A new
ship at Wits.                                             executive had to be created.
    But thrre weeks ago the                               David Ferreira. Daryl Glaser
activity ground to a near halt.                           and Damon Bizos were elected
The corridors of power were                               to the vacant positions.
 deserted.      Behind ctoseddoors                           The new exec members a[[
                   c
 w h i s p e r e d o n s u l t aito n s .                 havegood track records Bizos
    Behind all this lay personal                          has previouslv served on the
 confrontation. ln a nutshell.                            exec; Ferreira was the chair-
 Dar id Ferreira lost the vice-                           p e r s o no l t h i s y e a r ' so r i e n t a t i o n
                    to
 presidency Sam Cohen. Seve-                              committee; Glaser has been an
 ral leli wing members o1' the                            active participant in student
 SRC voted against Ferrerra, a                            politics for severalyears
lelf winger. Their reasons:per-
                                                              The SRC, under its new
sonal differences.
                                                                           is
                                                          leadership, facedwith the task
   T h e S R C m e e t i n go f M o n d a y
                                                          of regaining credibility in the
8 March ended in disarray. lt
                                                          eyes of the student body. They
was adjourned shortly alier
                                                          have to prove their el'liciency:
Cohen'selection.
                                                          t h e l m u s t p r o v et h e i r c o m m i ( -          Damon Bizos - new secretatv
   President,Jeremy Clark, said
                                                                                          s
                                                          m e n tt o t h e i n t e r e s to { s t u d e n t s .
that certain members             o1'the     SRC
                                                               Student government cannot
s h o u l dr e c o n s i d etrh e i r p o s i t i o n s
                                                          al'l'ord to be split and faction-

                                                                                                                    SRC REPORTBACK
with respect to the election of
                                                          a l i s e d .W e d o n o t e l e c t c a n d i -
Cohen to the vice-presidency.
                                                          datesto the SRC so that they
   The lineswere drawn - a solit
                                                          have a lbrum to air their
a p p e a r e d m m i n e n t .A l t e r t u o
                i
                                                          personaldif'lerences.
days ol' hard negotiation. a
compromise was reached.Judy                                 Let us seemore representati()n                             C Hearwhat they havedone
M a l l e r . R u t h B e c k e ra n d M i n a            and lessin-l'ighting.
                                                                                                                       O Listento what they plan to do
Sports peoplereact                                                                                                     O Ask questions
to SRC sportsmotion                                                                                                 YOO ELECTEDTHEM -
Sportspeople on campus have                                   There organisations met re-                           MAIG SURETHEYARELOOKING
reacted strongly to suggest-                              cently in what has been des-
                                                          cribed as a constructir.'e            meeting
                                                                                                                    AFTERYOURINTERESTS
ions that the SRC might cut
                                                          with little or no conllict. The
off sporting links with Afri-
kaans universities.
    T h e r e a c t i o ni s t h e r e s u l to l ' a
                                                          grievances of a sector of the
                                                          s t u d e n tp o p u l a t i o na b o u t s p o r t -
                                                          lng contacts u,ith AI'rikaans
                                                                                                                    Thursday
5 t r o n g . l yu o r d e d
u'hich the SRC adopted last
                                   re:olution             campuseswere heard. Thcse
                                                          u'ere discussed and a second                              12.30 pm
y e a r .T h e r e s o l u t i o n i d n o t c a l l
                                 d                        m e e t i n gh a s b e e np l a n n e d .
for the breaking o1' contact.
W h a t i t c a l l e dl o r w a sa m e e t i n g
                                                              J e r e m yC l a r k . S R C p r e s i d e n t .
                                                          told the SRC that no unilateral
                                                                                                                    SSl
b e t w e e nB S S . S R C . A S C . A d -                d e c i s i o nh a s o r r v o u l d b e m a d c
                                  Councils.
Arts
   Alternative music
   hamperedby apathy
Certain constraints hamper                                     how lar they will get with suchan
                               'alternative'
the growth of                                                  act in Britain.
bands in South Africa: the                                         On a more positive note, Flash
difficulty           of making inter-                          Harr.t' has just released a new
national realeases is coupled                                  single,'Shame on You'                   which
with local apathy.                                             has a touch of rock and a dashof
   SA record companies are                                     white reggae.         Their singlecan be
reluctant to boost alternative                                 heard in between the odd
                                                               Genestsnumbers.or on request
soundson the groundsof limited
market and appeal - and thus                                   in the bottom canteen. The
negligibleprofit.                                              Insi,stersare trying to get WEA
                                                               to distribute their single
   Where exactly does this leave
                                                                                 W
                                                               telephone EA to agitate!
SA contemporarvmusic'lWell . .
                                                                    Peach unlorlunately isn't an
. u s u a l l ye i t h e ra t G R B o z z o l io r
                                                               a l t e r n a t i v e a n da n d i t i s a p i t l
                                                                                   b
Club DV8               that'sit for the club
                                                               that Angie (lead vocalist) is
scene   !
                                                               w a s t i n gh e r t a l e n t .
    With the closure of 'Chelsea'
                                                                    Dog l)t,tachmell havea single
 and 'Le Chaim', muso bands
                                                               i n t h e p i p e l i n e . n d p l a y e da t a
                                                                                         a
such as Ball.t'hoo and Morts<<o
                                                               gig on Friday l9 March at
g e t t h e u p p e r h a n d i n c l u b sl i k e
'Plumb                                                          Bozzoli. The Gur Marines,
               Crazy', 'Ciro's' and
'BellaNapoli'.                                                  Nubiclc.s and Pet Iros also
                                                                              on
                                                               l'eatured the bill.
   Eren within the alternative
music scene,bands compete                                           T h e h o p et h a t u p a n d c o m i n g
Wits Great Hall wasa fantastic                                  b a n d ss u c h a s ' E m p t y S e t a n d
venue until As.t'lunrKtls closed                                Bot.v on Heat strike out lor
it dou'n. Status?!-, one wonders                                                   e
                                                                a l t e r n a t i vs o u n d s n S A .
                                                                                              i



 Pula brings township to Campus                                                                                                                                                         Alternative
 You still have time to see a                                  tured poeticchanting,in the tirst                            of lour tra'v'el country-wide
                                                                                                                             p e r l o r m i n gi n c o m m u n i t y h a l l s ,
                                                                                                                                                                                        music for
dynamic new play being                                         and last scenes,
                                                                              and an exciting
presented by a group of
young Sowetan actors at
                                                               improvisation patter in the cen-
                                                               tral Shebeenscene.
                                                                                                                            o p e n y a r d sa n d a n y o t h e r v e n u e
                                                                                                                            that will accommodate an                                    deviants
                                                                                                                            audience. The opening perl'or-
The Nunnery this week -                                           T h e n l a v a r m s t o i n v o l v et h e
                                                                                                                            mance in Soweto on a Friday                                'Elitist
before they embark on a                                        a u d i e n c cn o t o n l y i n t h e t h e a -                                                                                 music for the people'
                                                                                                                            night, wherethe audience ere                    w          'Metal
nation-wide tour.                                              trical process, but also to en-                                                                                                  Beat'that dingy scum-
                                                                                                                            not only spectatorsto a spec-
      T h e p l a y ' P u l a ' .d e a l sw i t h t h e        c o u r a g et h e m t o q u e s t i o nt h e i r                                                                       hole perched above a four
                                                                                                                            taclc, but were indeed the
                                l
a n c i e n t l ' e r t i l i t ys t e r i l i t y m y t h .   present positions in                        South                                                                       floor fire-escape, has moved,
                                                                                                                            Shebeen revcllers, the ghettc'r
Here it takes the lbrm of'o                                    A { ' r i c a ns o c i e t y 'a n d l u r t h e r t o
                                                                                             .                                                                                         to lurk in the basement of lE
                                                                                                                            d u e l l e r s . h e t r i h a lc o m n t u n i t y .
                                                                                                                                               t
m o d e r n p l e af o r r a i n                 a reliet      act upon their tindings. lt                                                                                             Twist Street.
                                                                                                                            will be a l'ar crl trom the more
l ' r o mt h e s p i r i t u a lw a s t e l a n dh a t
                                                    t          p r o m i s e s o p ei n a d i s m a l s c a r c h
                                                                               h
                                                                                                                            controlled, academic envlron-
l'ormsan integralpart ol'modern                                lirr et nerr''tomorrow'.                                                                                                    But little has changed.
                                                                                                                            ment ot The Nunnery.
 b l a c k S o u t h A l ' r i c a ne x i s t c n c e .            -fhe                                                                                                                    Ludicrous compulsory mem-
                                                                                                                                 l l ' r ' o u a r e a t a l l i n t e r e s t e dn
                                                                                                                                                                                 i
      l'he action ot the play alter-                                        e s s e n co l t h c p r o d u c t i o r r
                                                                                            c                                                                                          bership ensures a barrage of
                                                                                                                                            e
                                                                                                                            e . r p e r in c i n g a l i t a l . p u l s a t i n g
 n a t e s b e t w e e nb e a u t i l u l s c u l p -          i s i t s t o t a l l ' l e x i b i l i t yT h e g r o u p
                                                                                                          :                                                                            o t t e n e x c i t i n gs o u n d b u t w h o
                                                                                                                            rellection ol South Af'rica lit'e.
                                                                                                                                                                                       can allbrd to go'l Elitist music

   101 fun ways to use                                                                                                      unlike the popular box-olTice
                                                                                                                            packages           that get presented us
                                                                                                                            b1' the regular bastions ol'
                                                                                                                                                                            to
                                                                                                                                                                                       lor the people!
                                                                                                                                                                                            Under the nameo1'DV8 is


   an acousticguitar
                                                                                                                            'alternative'                                              that deviant?
                                                                                                                                                                 .
                                                                                                                                                   t h e a t r ev o u m u s t n ' t
                                                                                                                            m i s s' P u l a ' .                                             With help from 'Scratch'
                                                                                                                                'Pula'
                                                               m a n v o l t h e i ra u d i e n c e i l l c o m e                             will be playingat The                     leadership, the club promises
Two young Durban musi-                                                                              w
                                                                                                                            Nunnerv lrom Monday to                                      alternative music; and com-
cians, Steve Newman and                                        t r o m . C ) nt h e D u r b a n c a m p u s l   o
                                                               t h e U n i v e r s i t - ro l N a t a l . t h e i r         T h u r s a vt h i s w e e k ( M a r c h 2 9                mercial greed aside. should
Tony Cox, will bring their fun                                                             ,
                                                                                                                            A p r i t l ) a t 1 2 . 3 0 n d a t 8 . 0 0f ' r o m
                                                                                                                                                         a                              prove to be one of the best live
                                                               concerts har,c had 'standing
 guitar programme -'l0l                                                                                                     F r i d a yA p r i 1 2t o S u n d a yA p r i l 4 .          v e n u e sa r o u n d .
                                                               room only'notices.
 ways to use the acoustic                                                                                 'I'orvn
                                                                   A b r i e l ' s e a s o nn C a p e
                                                                                             i
guitar' to the Wits (lreat Hall
at lunchtime on Thursdav I
April 1982.
    Well known in their horne
                                                               last vear earned them such
                                                               n o t i c e sa s ' T e c h n i c a lp e r f e c t i o n
                                                               and real t'eeling'(Cape Times 28
                                                               October l9ul) and 'lmpressrve
                                                                                                                            Terror of solitary
                                                                                                                            In response an appeal by the
                                                                                                                                        to                                              sentimentalityor gimmrckry.
torvn. wherethey havebuilt up a                                beautil'ul spirit lThe Argu.s 29                             Detainee's Parent        Support                               It is neccesary bear in rirind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     td
r e g u l a r o l l o w i n g .t h e y h a v ea l s o
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                                                                                 l                                          Committee,'Four pacesby Two'                               t h o u g h , t h a t t h e p r i s o n e ri n t h e
appeared brie111' Johannes-     at                               Their work is totalll, con-                                was written and is currentlv                               said production is there lbr
burg's sadly missed Chelsea                                    temporary. with a l'usion of'                                being performed at the l,aager iir                         p o l i t i c a l r e a s o n s .a s t h i s r s a n
Theatre. the former home ol'                                   styles and tastes.Jazz plays a                               The Market Theatre.                                        elementof the play which may be
m u s i c a le x p e r i m e n t T h e i r a p -
                                      .                        ver) strong role in their reper-                                                        i                               lorgotten as it proceeds.
p e a r a n c eh e n a r o u s e d o n s i d e r -
                  t                    c                       toire. but classicalmusic gets a                                 It perl'ectlyportrays the utter                            I t ' s a p l a y t h a t s h o u l db e s e e n
a b l ei n t e r e sa n d h a se n c o u r a g e d
                      t                                        look in too. Something lor                                   t e r r t l ro t s o l i t a r l c t l n l i n e m e n-t   bt'every studentas it invorl'es                  us
t h e m t o r e t u r nt o J o h a n n e s b u r g .           evervone!                                                    t h a t w h i c h p o l i t i c a l d e t a i n e e se
                                                                                                                                                                                 ar    all.
    A late-nite season at The                                    T h c i r G r e a t H a l l c o n c e r ti s a t           lorced to endure. enjoying a                                  'Four paces
               'l                                                                                                                                                                                                   by Two' was
 M a r k e t h e a t r ei s a l s o n l a n n e d .            l?h10       on     Thrrrsdev
    Music in the mix                                                                                                                                                                                               I




    beat nnd ideology
  Music in the Mix is the story                                                                                                                                                               t h e w a ) e v e r y o n ei s r i p p i n g o f i
  of South African                         popular                                                                                                                                            and imitating hatishappening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      w
  music - of the music, of the                                                                                                                                                                oVerseas.
  people, of their songs, and of                                                                                                                                                                   'There's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nothing wrong with
  our society.                                                                                                                                                                                 Iearning from overseas new
      'South Africa has sponsored                                                                                                                                                              tvave. say, or countr), and
                                                                                                                                                                                               w e s t e r n .B u t i t s h o u l d b e i n t e r -
  many types ol music - vastrap,
                                                                                                                                                                                               p r e t e da n d a p p l i e dt o t h e S o u t h
  mbaganga,            mbube, kwela, tiekie
                                                                                                                                                                                               Al'rican experience.
 draai - the list is endless. all              but
                                                                                                                                                                                                  'l1
  the forms that have emerged                                                                                                                                                                          a South Alrican newwave
  have in common a struggle to                                                                                                                                                                band was to express theii new
  riseabovethe imposedeconomlc                                                                                                                                                                rvaveexperience,then I'd say it
  a n d p o l i t i c a lc o n d i t i o n s . '                                                                                                                                              r v a s v a l i d . b u t u n t o r t u n a t e l yi t
      This book attempts to trace                                                                                                                                                             d o e s n ' ts e e mt o h a p p e n .
                                 m
  t h ec o n t e m p o r a r y u s i cs c c n en     i                                                                                                                                          New wave in South Al'rica
  t h i s c o u n t r y I ' r o m i t s o r i g i n si n                                                                                                                                      came as quite a surprise for
  black indigenous and white                                                                                                                                                                  everyone.It wasn't started here
  imoorted music. lt discusses                      the                                                                                                                                       by the working classes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thereare
  problems t'acing musicians                                                                                                                                                                  no new wave bands in Sowetoor
  apart from factors like record                                                                                                                                                              Mamelodior Guguletu.
                                            .
 c o m p a n ye x p l o i t a t i o n sw h i c h i s
  u o r l d - w i d e .t h a t a r e u n i q u e t o                                                                                                                                              Here it was started by frus-
 South Atrica.                                                                                                                                                                              trated middle-class                   white youths
                                                                                                                                                                                             u h o ' d b e e nr e a d i n gt h e i r c o p i e s
     M u s i c i a n sh e r h a v e n o u n i o n
                                                                                                                                                                                            ot NME and Melod.r Maker
 to protect themt they are olten
                                                                                                                                                                                             r e l i g i o u s l l a n d l i s t e n i n gt o i m -
 d i r e c t l yt r o u b l e d b 1 ' t h es e c u r i t y
                                                                                                                                                                                            ported copies ol' The Clash.
 p o l i c ei 1t h e i r m u s i cb e c o m e t o os
 political; they are lorced to                                                                                                                                                                    A s a p o p u l a ra l t e r n a t i v eo t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              t
 perform to segregated                  audiences                                                                                                                                           disc-dominated music scene ln
 on rnost occasions.and when                                                                                                                                                                S o u t h A l r i c a , t h e n e w w a v eh e r e
 t h e yd o p l a ya t n o n - r a c i av e n u e s
                                              l                                                                                                                                             was concerned bout the musrc    a
 they are subjectedto pressures                                                                                                                                                             industry and the toughness l'                          o
 e x e r t e d y b a t o n - w i e l d i np o l i c e
                b                               g                                                                                                                                           l i t e i n t h e S o u t h e r nS u b u r b s .
 a n d s n a r l i n gd o g s .                                                                                                                                                                   Wild vouth brought out 'Re-
     Illost ol all, prol'essional                                                                                                                                                                                              .
                                                                                                                                                                                            ( () t( l ( ' t , , r t l ) u n r eart.i r a d ea g a i n s t
 m u s i c i a n sa r e i n t h e s t r a n g l e                                                                                                                                           a l l t h e c o m p a n i e sh a t r e l u s e d o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               t                    t
 hold ol' one ol' the mosl re-                                                                                                                                                               sign thern. A I'ervgroups wrote
 pressive tools of the state                                                                                                                                                                songsthat were about lil'e inside
 S A B C R a d i oa n d f V .                                     a l 2 n r i n u t c' P o p S h o p ' s l o t                    o u r l r e e d o ms o n g s !                            t h e n a t i o n a l i s t e g i m e ,l i k e C o r -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           r
                                                                                                 j'
                                                                  m a i n l l 'i r n p o r t e c r . e r vw h i t c a n d             ill u.sic itr rhc Il i.t' devotes a                                                             '
                                                                                                                                                                                             p o r a l P u n i s h m e n t ' sB r a i n D a -
     Thereis much to be saidthe
                                                                  rcrl,tame!                                                      g r e a t e rp a r t o l i t s a t t e n t i o n st o
 musicacoverage n SABC'IV.
                l               o                                                                                                                                                            mage'.
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                                                                                                                                                                                             But. b1' and large. the con-
t h e p r o g r a m m e s c h e d u l e .a n d                    contemplate the nuances ol'                                     .\|runlcnt<tlapartheid rvherethe
                                                                  'Spirituals'                                                    'natural rhythm' ol you know                             servativesounds o1 Radio 5
n r o r et h a n 7 i 8 o l t h a t t i m e g o e s                                  to thc tuncol Anglo-
                                                                                                                                                                                           rcign supreme. For an alter-
t o c l a s s i c am u s i c .
                      l                                            Saxon hymns.                                                   w h o i s e x p l o i t e da s a p o l i t i c a l
                                                                      'lndepcndent'                                                                 'they're happy                         native vierv into real music. read
    T h e l i g h t e rm u s i c i s p r e d o n r i -                                        radio is con-                       detence                                         see
                                                                                                                                                                                           thisbook!
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                                                                              a                               t                   h o r v t h e y d a n c e .. . '
artists            the likes of Richard                           recordindustrv                  independent                         A s D a v i d K r a m e r s a y st n a n               Music in the Mix
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                                                     Jockos Plaatjesleaves
                                                                          defiant message
                                                                                 by Arthur Goldstuck                           that he had appeared before

                                                Ylew                       SuspendedSA
                                                                           Champion, Mark Plaatjes,
                                                                           had a message defiancefor of
                                                                                                          Marathon             the committee once, but that
                                                                                                                               they had nothing to say to
                                                                                                                               him. A new date for a hearing
     I'm only worried, hey.                                                the Transvaal Road Runner                           was set,but it conincidedwith
        Last week I wrote about how much the SAB are paying                Association hejetted out of
                                                                                                 as                           preparationsfor a race in the
     cricketers,and now over 500 SAB workers have gone on                  South Africa last week.                            Cape, and he 'just forgot
       strike. They want their minimum wageincreased       from R67           'For                                            about it'.
                                                                                        my part, they can all
                                             it.
      to R95 a week.I hopeI didn't cause Anyway, I suggest        the     take a dive, because thev                                Ivor Lazerson, TRRA
       workers take up cricket instead.                                    don't know what's going on-,'                     chairmanwho announcedthe
        Or boxing. Take our Charlie (Michells says she'll take             he said.                                          suspension,          said that it would
     him any day. She just loves the white patch in his hair -                 Mark was speakingto Wits                      stand until the runners ap-
     what doessheknow about boxing anyway?)who's going to                  Student in his latestinterview                    p e a r e db e f o r eh i s c o m m i t t e e .
                                                                                                                             'l
     be worth quite a bit if he beats Davey Moure.                         before flying to the United                              don't intend to appear,'
        Sol Kerzner is the man with the money behind the fight,            States,where he is taking up                      Mark said                 emphatically.
     but I tell you, he's being bloody careful with it. He won't           an athleticsscholarship.                          They've got no right to
     fork out an extra few thousandfor Charlie to have decent                  Plaatjes      and fellow-runner,              suspend me without appear-
     sparring partners flown in. So if Charlie loses,he doesn't            Hosea Tjale, were suspended                       ing.' He has particularly
     have to cut Anneline's record allowance(record-making,                after failing to appear before                    harsh words for Lazerson:
     that is, not record-buying),but if the Silver Arsehole . . .          a disciplinarycommittee.                               'Lazerson
                                                                                                                                                  was the guy who
     shit, I m€ant Silver Assassin . . . if he wins, he's worth                Their original crime?They                     w a s s o b e h i n d o p n e n i n gu p
     millions to Sol.                                                      had refused to accept their                       running, but he'sthe only one
        I hope Charlie wins, though, then Gerrie will have even           prizes at the Benoni Flight                       w h o w a n t st o s u s p e n dm e -
     more to fight for. Imagine that - two great white hopes!              Marathon a few weeks               earlier.      the rest of the committee is
        The fight's at Ellis Park, which confusesme a bit, cos it's        P l a a t j e sa l l e g e da t t h e t i m e    against it. He is totally
     black versuswhite. Now if this was soccer. . . but I guess           that the organisers             had made          hypocritical.
     Davey is 'international',so it's all right. Luckily he'snot a        a marge profit from the race
                                                                                                                            'And
                                                                                                                                       anyway, he told the
     trampolinist, or elsethey'd only let him practicewhen the            and that the nominal sum                          presseven before my appear-
     whites weren't around (there'sthis black trampolinist guy            given as prize money was                          ance what he wanted to'do
     who just got his Springbok colours but can't use the local           exploitation.                                     without first hearing my side
     gym if whites are there.)                                                The TRRA took exceotion                       of the story. It was a biased
        All in all, it looks like a whole lot of peopleare going to       a n d s u m m o n e dt h e t w o b e -            opinion.'
     lose out somewhere     along the line, but I don't mind as long      fore a disciplinary board                               Only one person 'knows
     as Charlie wins.                                                     (winner Vincent Rakabele,                         what he'sdoing' accordingto
                                                       Jock Mendelowitz   who had also given back his                       Mark: Verne Hartman, pre-
                                                                          prize, was not required to                        sident of the SA Road
                                                                          appear).                                          R u n n e r sA s s o c i a t i o n .
                                                                            Mark told Wits Student                               'He
                                                                                                                                       h a st o O K t h e s u s p e n -
                                                                                                                            s i o n .s o I ' m n o t e v e ng o i n gt o

          paddleto glory
  Canoeists                                                                                                                 b o t h e ra b o u t i t . H e i s b e h i n d
                                                                                                                            the runners.'
                                                                                                                                 The Wits champ sees rosy         a
:.'.ffi fi:111"T,il
    .iJTJ*ft
 the l98l l2 long distance
                                                                                                                           future for running hereonly is
                                                                                                                           people like Hartman succeed
                                                                                                                           in what they are attempting.
 seasonwhich is now drawing                                                                                                'He's
                                                                                                                                      consulting top athletes
 to a close.
                                                                                                                           about benefits, increased
      Alter a string of successes             on
                                                                                                                           p r i z em o n e ya n d t r u s t f u n d s .
  the Springbok tour to Spain,                                                                                                   'But if guys
  Niels Verkerk added a 2nd                                                                                                                                like Ivor
 position in the Vaal River                                                                                                Lazerson take over. we can
  Marathon, 5th position in the                                                                                            forget about it. He's just
  Duzi Marathon and 3rd oosi-                                                                                              throwing a spanner in the
 t i o n s i n t h e U m k o m a a sR i v e .                                                                              works.'
 Marathon to his long list of                                                                                                    Is Mark taking the matter
 successes.                                                                                                                any further? 'l'm not even
      Other notable achievements                                                                                           going to write a letter of
 include his selection tor the                                                                                             apology.'
 T r a n s v a a lK I t e a mt o g e t h e r i t h
                                           w
                                                                                                                                 Mark has mixed feelings
 l.ellow Witsie, David Cross. for
 the Transvaal K4 team.
                                                                                                                           a b o u t l e a v i n gS o u t hA f r i c a . ' I
     In team events.Wits excelled                                                                                          don't really feel like going.
                                                                                                                           I ' m j u s t s t a r t i n gt o e s t a b l i s h
 by being placed 3rd in borh the                                                --\u
 198I inter-clubrelay on the Vaal                                                                                          myself and now I've got to go
 River and the 1982 8-hour                                                                                                 to America and start again.
enduro.                                                                                                                    When I come there I'm
     Wits was well represented                at                                                                           n o t h i n g.
everyeventon the calenda a nd a        r                                                                                        'But
                                                                                                                                       I think it's worth it.'
Iarge contingento1'Witsies               com-                                                                                   Mark will be teaming up
pleted this year's Duzi Mara-                                                                                              with fellow ex-Witsie Sean
thon.                                                                                                                      Nicholl at the Athens State
     For any' infbrmation regard-
                                                                                                                           U n i v e r s i t yi n G e o r g i a .
ing the canoe club, contact
 Robin Berry, EOH residence,                                                                                                    Mark will be rcompletine

				
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