End Loans to Southern Africa

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

End Loans to Southern Africa

Parallel form(s) of name

  • ELTSA

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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Description area

Dates of existence

1974-1995

History

End Loans to Southern Africa (ELTSA) campaigned for the end to apartheid through the imposition of effective financial sanctions. It was established in 1974 by the Reverend David Haslam to campaign initially against loans by Midland Bank, together with other European banks, to the South African government through the European American Banking Corporation. It subsequently broadened its activities to campaign through consumer and shareholder action, parliamentary lobbying and other activities against all foreign, and particularly British, assistance to South Africa and for the implementation of the United Nations General Assembly resolution to end all new investment in and financial loans to South Africa. ELTSA carried out research into British banks and companies, produced information and campaigning documents and pioneered the techniques of pressure group shareholder action. A major element of its banks campaign was the boycott of Barclays Bank. In addition to the banking and disinvestment campaigns ELTSA was involved in the campaign to isolate South African gold through the World Gold Commission and through Embargo it supported the oil embargo of South Africa, with a particular focus during the late 1980s on the boycott of Shell.

In 1994 ELTSA was transformed into the Southern Africa Economic Research Unit (SAERU) to address the economic legacies of apartheid and encourage financial assistance to the region.

Places

United Kingdom

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Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

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Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0028

Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford . 2002. Catalogue of the archive of End Loans to Southern Africa . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/blcas/eltsa.html. [Accessed 17 October 2016].

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