SOUTH AFRICA: The Commuters

Day in and day out, week after week and year after year, the Negroes of sprawling Evaton left their slum location to climb aboard the buses of the Evaton Passenger Bus Service and ride to their jobs in the big factories of Vereeniging, Vanderbijl Park and Johannesburg. Then, a year ago, the white-owned bus company raised its fare. Thousands of Evaton's commuters began riding bicycles, forming car pools in native-owned cabs, or taking the slower railroad to work. As the boycott spread (as bus boycotts spread in the U.S.−see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), those who...

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