The apartheid conflict grew during the period 1960–1962 as a result of two principal factors: the dramatic Sharpeville shootings, and the upbeat of African organizational efforts. The apartheid dispute received its major impetus with the appearance of serious African organizational efforts. These efforts were apparent on the African continent and, in African caucuses at the UN, the International Labor Organization, and the World Health Organization. These UN family members were largely unaware of proper responses to the African initiatives, and for that reason, the authors shall examine the efforts by the African bloc in terms of their possessing the initiative during 1961–1962 without organized opposition. The Africans utilized two primary tactics, punishment and isolation, against South Africa, much as if they regarded it as a criminal. Punishment consisted of a movement to institute economic sanctions against South Africa. This tactic encountered significant opposition for nearly every state had something to lose by ending economic ties with South Africa.