In the land of apartheid, where the will of the minority is reinforced by the rule of law and the mightiest military arsenal south of the Sahara, an ever-present nightmare for the country's 4,000,000 whites is the possibility, however remote, of a revolt by South Africa's 16 million repressed blacks. Even an illegal strike by black workers for higher wages can send tremors through the country. Last week South Africa was quaking slightly, after a series of strikes that crippled the port city of Durban.

Among the 50,000 black strikers, the majority of them Zulu tribesmen, were 16,000 Durban municipal employees;...

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