South Africa Commandments Without Moses

Abandoning his Principles, Sullivan wants U.S. firms to pull out

He preaches regularly from the pulpit of a Philadelphia church, but his most noted sermon is a code of conduct for Americans doing business in South Africa. A decade ago, the Rev. Leon Sullivan, a Baptist clergyman and civil rights leader, formulated a set of antiapartheid principles that came to be adopted by a majority of U.S. companies operating in that troubled land. Last week Sullivan called a press conference in Washington to announce a dramatic change in strategy. Because the so-called Sullivan Principles had failed to bring an end to apartheid, he declared, he had concluded that all American firms...