Foreign News: CHASING WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Once upon a time, black women, in South Africa had an advantage over the men: they at least did not have to carry the pass which must be signed by some white authority every time a native changes jobs or stays in another town for more than 72 hours. Recently the government of Hendrik Verwoerd, going beyond the black regimentation of his predecessors, decided to enforce more strictly the rule that all South African women over 16 should carry passes. All told, 900,000 "reference books" had been issued, and though the...

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