Editors: Freedom in South Africa

Heavily criticized abroad for its repressive policy of apartheid, the South African government takes its points of pride where it can find them. For years it has proudly pointed to the country's free press. But freedom ends at the racial barrier. Laurence Gandar, editor in chief of Johannesburg's Rand Daily Mail, has long been one of the few resident journalists bold enough to prod gently for gradual integration of the black majority. His reasoned crusading earned him the wide respect of foreign colleagues and the disfavor of the government for the past dozen years.

Disfavor turned to harassment in 1965,...

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