The Press: Drum Beat in Africa

"Where Do Coloureds Come From?" asks Drum, Africa's leading magazine. Then it answers its own question: "coloureds" (who are all shades between black and white) come from some of South Africa's oldest, most respected white families. "It is fairly safe to say,'' added Drum (naming names), "that where any family has been in this country for more than 200 years, the chance of having no infusion of colour is remote."

To Johannesburg's Boer burghers, propping the apartheid barriers raised against South Africa's 9,000,000 blacks and coloreds, the suggestion of blood ties was intolerable....

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