SOUTH AFRICA: Tribal Instinct

All the trouble in South Africa is not simply black and white; it can also be black v. black. All over the land, and most particularly in the ramshackle black suburbs that now ring the great white cities, tribal jealousies fester. In native townships bearing such names as Zondi, Moroka and Shantytown—from which some 94,000 native workers stream each day into Johannesburg to work for the white man—Basutos, Bechuanas, Xhosas and Zulus live more or less segregated from one another under a government policy designed to preserve tribal instincts and to maintain...

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