Business: America's South African Dilemma

Should U.S. firms pull out—or stay and work for change?

As never before, American multinationals in South Africa are coming under fire in the U.S. At one shareholders' meeting after another, critics hurl epithets ("partner in apartheid," "friend of discrimination"). The N.A.A.C.P., hardening its stand, now calls for a total withdrawal of Yankee firms from white-dominated parts of South Africa. The Rev. Leon Sullivan, a black minister from Philadelphia and a director of General Motors, has been urging a strict code of conduct for U.S. companies in the land of apartheid and demanding that...

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