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Name: Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. Public Law 99-440 (H.R. 4868).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Human rights; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1986-10-02
Entry into force:
Published on: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1986-11, No. 9, p. 100 STAT. 1086
ISN: USA-1986-L-2878
Bibliography: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1986-11, No. 9, p. 100 STAT. 1086
errata: ibid., 1987-01, No. 11, 5 p.
Abstract/Citation: Prohibits loans to, other investments in, and certain other activities with respect to, South Africa. It sets forth United States policy and future policy with respect to ending apartheid (Titles I and V), and calls for measures to assist victims of apartheid (Title II) and measures to undermine apartheid (Titles III and IV). Inter alia, the Act sets forth a Code of Conduct which any US national employing 25 employees or more in South Africa must follow. The Code calls in particular for desegregating places of employment, providing equal employment opportunity for all employees without regard to race or ethnic origin, establishing minimum wages and non-racial pay systems, and recognising the right of all employees to form, join and assist labour organisations (section 208). The Act also appropriates up to $3 million in each fiscal year for training programmes for South African trade unionists (section 551(a)).

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