SOUTH AFRICA: Left in the Lurch

Neither Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd nor any member of his Cabinet has ever set foot in the Negro-ruled new states of Africa, but this does not prevent South Africa's confident Prime Minister from speaking for the millions who populate them. "The mass of Africans do not want independence," he assured his Parliament last week. "They are just being used by a few small groups [of Africans] who are really considering their own interests." In the same building six weeks before, Britain's Harold Macmillan had warned of the "wind of change" sweeping the continent and of Britain's sympathies with nationalist aims. To...

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