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Morals vs. money: trading with South Africa

For almost 50 years, South Africa was ruled by apartheid — a brutal system of racial separation that kept the nation's black majority in poverty while a white minority held the wealth and power. As unrest grew, South Africa seemed destined for a bloodbath. Canada — like many nations — was slow to react but, by the 1980s, assumed a leading role in forcing economic sanctions against South Africa. Canadian business people, activists and clergy also played parts in bringing about all-race elections in 1994, and a surprisingly peaceful end to apartheid.

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Canadian businesses rediscover South Africa; James Graham and Hugh Winsor square off.

Medium: Television
Program: Summer Weekend
Broadcast Date: Aug. 16, 1970
Guest(s): James Graham, Hugh Winsor
Host: Lloyd Robertson, Kay Sigurjonsson
Duration: 5:40

Last updated: December 10, 2012

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