South Africa: Wrestling the tiger

Wrestling th Tiger

Continuing violence clouds the government's tentative move toward reform

The violence that continued to rack the black townships outside Johannesburg last week took no account of the significance of a forthcoming event that could eventually change the complexion of South Africa's policy of racial discrimination. This week in the city of Cape Town, where white settlers first landed 332 years ago, the whites' absolute monopoly on the country's political power will come to a theoretical end. Representatives of South Africa's 2.8 million "coloreds," or people of mixed race, and...

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