South Africa last week came a little closer to unity in support of Britain at war — just close enough to bring on serious rioting with those of her citizens who do not support Britain at war. To Canada and Australia the war was serious business from the first, but to many dour Afrikaans-speaking Boers of the Rand and the Transvaal in the Union of South Africa it was just another cause for dissatisfaction with the British. Plenty of backveld farmers and Kimberley merchants are unreconstructed. Their long memories reach back to the...

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