Collection 149 - End Loans to Southern Africa

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End Loans to Southern Africa


  • 1974-01-01 - 1994-12-31 (Accumulation)

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The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford holds the entire archive.

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The End Loans to Southern Africa (ELTSA) started in 1974 with campaigns against British banks with South Africa ties. Its aim was to end apartheid through the imposition of effective financial sanctions. It broadened its work to include consumer and shareholder action and parliamentary lobbying. It did a lot of research to support its campaigns. It transformed itself into the Southern Africa Economic Research Unit (SAERU) in 1994.

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The organisation started operating as the Southern Africa Economic Research Unit (SAERU) in 1994.

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