SOUTH AFRICA: The Cape Caves In

In the bitter racial climate of South Africa, Cape Town (pop. 385,000) is an island of tolerance. In the city's buses white and black ride together. There is no segregation at city hall concerts or at public libraries. Of the 45 city councilmen, six are nonwhite. Last year, at the direction of Nationalist Prime Minister Strydom, the provincial government passed a law giving the local governor power to impose apartheid on reluctant urban communities and bill them for its cost. Cape Town ignored the ordinance.

Last month the city council got a sharp letter from the government listing "complaints" allegedly made...

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