SOUTH AFRICA: Rising Opposition

For two uneasy weeks, white South Africans had tried not to notice the ugly constitutional squabble between Prime Minister Daniel Malan and South Africa's Supreme Court (TIME, March 31 et seq.). While the country celebrated 'the 300th anniversary of the landing at Cape Town of South Africa's first white settlers, government and opposition kept political truce. Last week the truce was over.

In Cape Town's Victorian Parliament building, Malan's noisy Nationalists shouted for legislation to overrule the court, which had declared one of Malan's Jim Crow laws unconstitutional. The opposition vowed to defend the court, if necessary by force. "You...

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