SOUTH AFRICA: Hand in Hand

Since the race riots last March, apartheid-minded South Africa has learned that politics sometimes goes hand in hand with economics. Fearful of more violence to come, foreign investors have held back their funds. An increasing number of countries are refusing entry to the goods of South Africa and closing their ports to its ships.

In early June Trinidad dockworkers refused to unload a $20,000 consignment of South African hardboard, forcing its return to the manufacturers; three weeks ago a shipment of tires met the same fate. The Sudan instituted a formal boycott, forcing cancellation of $250,000 worth of contracts for...

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