Review from ROAPE Volume 17 Number 48
Computerizing Apartheid (Slob)
This authoritative information source from the Holland Committee on Southern Africa on the trading of information technology with SA, though subtitled ‘export of computer hardware to South Africa’ , is broad in scope, covering software and licences, exports from the Republic, and growing acquisition of key western information technology companies. Contrast is made of the ineffective US military-technology sanctions and those applied to COCOM (Warsaw Pact) countries. &break; Includes details of the chip manufacturer SAMES, the part-civilian/part-military CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), and the SA computer companies SKOK, Pink Software, Comcon, Syspro and especially Altech whose British subsidiary Peek Holdings owns the military-supplying Sarasota Technology and Husky Computers.