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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 17, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 30 Winnipeg free May keep pressure on Clark urges by Lawrence Ukwu the Canadian press Nigeria the common wealth should keep up the pressure on South Africa until the pillars of apartheid have external affairs minister Joe Clark said yester Clark called for retaining sanctions against South Africa to protest its apartheid racial policies As he opened a today meeting of the Commonwealth committee on South Ern Clark is chairman of the Black nationalist Leader Nelson Mandela and Commonwealth Secre state hospitals opened to Blacks Cape town Reuter the South african government said yesterday it will immediately Abol ish racial segregation in most state anti apartheid doctors welcomed the which scraps decades of segregation in More than 240 Hospi the government has decided that the available capacity of Beds in All hospitals must be accessible to All persons and that a Model be de signed to manage this in an orderly Rina the health and population development minis Ter told she told a news conference the Reform was effective the move has no bearing on 44 Whites Only hospitals governed by the separate health Wel fare and housing ministry but an announcement on major changes in their administration is expected later this making the latest in a series of reforms announced or pro posed this month by president de Klerks said that before any new hospitals can be built the government should launch a study of health the approach to this evaluation will be that All hospitals Are Access Ible to All persons and that no facility May remain underused while new ones Are being she reserved for Whites some state hospitals Are reserved for Whites while others Are split into sections for Blacks and a very Small number Are Farizel randers of the ant apart Heid National medical and dental association said he was excited by the we have been struggling and fighting for years for a no racial health he he said most of South Africa White minority will feel Little imme Diate since almost 90 per cent of them use private hospitals and clinics too expensive for most who form 75 per cent of the country Venters announcement follows a government statement on tuesday that it has Given up trying to turn its six self governing tribal homelands into Independent the move softens the longstanding apartheid policy of separating Whites and Blacks into separate Geo graphical earlier this the govern ment said its policy of classifying people into either by language or is not a per manent principle and might not be necessary in a future stage of South Africa tary general Shri Dath Ramphal criticized British Calls for relaxing the easing sanctions now would be to squander the moment of opportune Ramphal Deputy president of the african National said Calls to lift sanctions against South Africa Are a dangerous Clark said the political climate in South Africa has been radically transformed since last when president de Klerk announced measures aimed at Reform ing de Klerk has released Mandela and other Anc leaders and lifted bans on the Anc and the communist but legally very Little has changed and apartheid is still the Law of South said sanctions have clearly some forms better than Clark but the pressures must continue until the pillars of apart Heid Are the White Community in South Africa remains infill control of the government and private with its attendant financial and manpower Clark the conference will discuss How Best to manage Commonwealth ways to achieve a peace Ful and negotiated settlement and determine what needs to be changed in South he Clark has said he wants to see Clear evidence of irreversible change in South Africa before sanctions Are Mandela said countries calling for the lifting of sanctions Are under mining the anti apartheid efforts of the International if this trend is not All our gains will be the Anc Deputy president Mandela said he was amazed at the suggestion that sanctions should be the a Nanning of Anc and re lease of some political prisoners is not what the liberation struggle is All Mandela it is about getting rid of he said his talks with de Klerk earlier this month did no More than begin removing obstacles to real Ramphal said external pressure from All quarters is a vital comple ment of the anti apartheid struggle of Black nationalists inside South Ramphal said that despite Bri gains minimalist sanctions have forced de Klerk to make major policy changes which included freeing Mandela after 27 years in but he warned that the main legislative pillars of apartheid let us encourage de Klerk by All but let us Reserve our applause and our rewards for that moment when the process of Dis mantling apartheid has become to tally Ramphal Nigeria believes that effective mandatory sanctions against South Africa is a Good strategy to end president Ibrahim a bang Ida said in his opening address to the the committee members appear convinced that economic sanctions against South Africa should stay in place for the talks Over dinner on the eve of the meeting indicated unanimity on this said Abbie spokeswoman for the attended for the first time by newly Independent Namibia As an is made up of Tanza Nia and the committee was set up by Commonwealth Heads of govern ment excluding Britain at the october 1987 Commonwealth meet ing in Winnipeg free press circulation department Telephone hours circulation Telephone lines Are open at every Day to serve our Telephone lines close monday to Friday saturday sunday 9570550 Ralph Lauren onetime Only merits clearance save on selected mens shirts and sweaters with All the timeless Appeal and distinctive styling that made Ralph Lauren one of the most respected names in fashion choose from a wide assortment of Lauren Spring sportswear but be sure to shop Early for Best Cotton interlock Polo Cotton mesh Polo Crew neck assorted Short sleeved Oxford cloth sports limited quantities of Holt Renfrew Portage 9127321 open thursdays 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