South Africa: Whose Country?

For a nation dedicated to white supremacy, the voting in South Africa last week had an unaccustomed look. Black women with red-ochered faces fumbled with cumbersome 2-ft.-sq. ballots. Their men, looking a little baffled by the whole business, streamed up to register their votes for a Transkei parliament. It was the first step in Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd's plan to "solve"

South Africa's race problem: the formation of black "self-governing" regions called Bantustans, where all of South Africa's 11 million natives, except for a few million needed as labor for the whites, are to be herded into remote and undeveloped...

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