The newsletter starts off with the Director's notes, South Africa's role in Africa and a panel discussion. It then looks at the following articles; Detente and South West Africa, President Kenneth Kaunda's views on Detente, South Africa's approach to the Rhodesian Issue, Rhodesian Army Commander Speaks on Detente, Nigerian Editor Interviews Rhodesian and South African Prime Ministers, the Federal Republic of Germany and the OAU and the Appointment of the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The newsletter then concludes with recent aquisitions in the Jan Smuts House Library, Institute Publications and Corporate Members of the Institute.