Briefing from ROAPE Volume 9 Number 23
Swedish Companies out of SA?


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Swedish Companies out of South Africa?
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Vol.9 No.23 (Spring 1982), pp101-107
In 1979 Sweden was the first capitalist state to impose a ban on new investment in SA. It is now illegal for Swedish companies to start new enterprises in the SA market. But contrary to some misapprehensions abroad, the ban does not involve a withdrawal for Swedish companies operating in SA. These include several dynamic, high-technology corporations. The business community is campaigning to abolish this law and to find loopholes to circumvent it. Today, much of the political struggle on the SA issue in Sweden is focused on the struggle around this legislation.