SOUTH AFRICA: Soweto: A Depressing Anniversary

Some losses for urban blacks and some possibilities

The trip is almost a parody of a see-the-stars'-homes guided tour through Beverly Hills. Visiting VIP'S may now enjoy government-sponsored minibus excursions through Soweto, the sprawling black ghetto on the southwestern rim of Johannesburg that is home to 1,500,000 urban blacks.

Tour guides point out the homes of Soweto's black leaders (most of whom are, or have been, detained for antigovernment activities). The visitors also see the charred remains of buildings burned during the riots of 1976. Presumably, the tourists also note such sights as...

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