South Africa: Disapproved Persons

When the Nationalist government jammed an anti-sabotage act through South Africa's Parliament last spring, anti-apartheid Author Alan (Cry the Beloved Country) Paton asked, "What will be next? To make lists of disapproved persons? To confiscate their property and make them wear a yellow star?" Last week a list of disapproved persons was indeed issued by the South African government, and Justice Minister Johannes Vorster explained blandly that the list merely "closes certain loopholes" of the law.

The 102 listed persons (including 52 whites) may attend no meetings, and any editor whose newspaper...

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