South Africa: Unhappy Apart

Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd's grandiose scheme to transplant most of South Africa's 11 million natives into nine backcountry, all-black Bantustans was supposed to put an end to the country's racial unrest. Instead, it has only increased the dangerous tension between black and white.

The first Bantustan on Verwoerd's list was the Transkei, a Denmark-size (16,500 sq. mi.) area of eroded farm land on the Indian Ocean. Nobody knows the troubles it has seen. Ever since Africans went on a rampage there more than two years ago, murdering the government's handpicked tribal chiefs and...

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