SOUTH AFRICA: So Ends Our Senate

By a rough division of labor, South Africa's 1,100,000 whites of British descent run the country's commerce and industry (including the richest gold and diamond mines on earth), and leave its politics to the dominion's 1,500,000 largely rural Afrikaners. A consequence of this uneasy arrangement is that the most immoderate government in the British Commonwealth is fast driving the country toward race trouble and out of the empire.

Last week electoral colleges, formed according to Nationalist Premier Johannes Strydom's tricky new rules (TIME, May 23 et seq.), met to pack the country's...

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