South Africa: The Thorn Tree

Under the harsh illogic of apartheid, South Africa's 11 million blacks are restricted chiefly to unskilled labor, but at least some of them have been permitted to seek out their own humble jobs. Last week Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd's regime prepared to erase even that right. Gaveled through Parliament was an amendment to the Bantu Laws designed to give the government total control over the employment, place of residence and movements of every African worker.

Aliens at Home. Under the bill, natives stand to be converted into virtual aliens outside their tribal...

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