22 October 1986 – General Motors pulls out of South Africa

On this day in South Africa’s history:
22 October 1986

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General Motors becomes the fourth big US business to pull out of South Africa. It joins Honeywell, IBM and Warner. It was believed the decision was influenced by the US Senate overriding of President Reagan’s veto on sanctions against South Africa.

Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.