The issue contains extracts from the 1977 New Year message of the South African Prime Minister and two extracts from a statement in Parliament by the South African Prime Minister. This issue also contains the statement of President Carter on the repeal of the "Byrd Amendment". There are also various statements from United States delegates and also to the Senate by the Rhodesian Prime Minister, as well as statements at the UN conference on Southern Africa at Maputo and letters concerning the Lesotho/Transkei border including a resolution.