SOUTH AFRICA: The New Prime Minister

When 80-year-old Daniel Malan resigned the Prime Ministry of South Africa last month, hope stirred that there might be a respite in the racial and political tensions which have long troubled that land. South Africa needed a period of peace to attract much-desired foreign capital, and Malan maneuvered to have Nicolaas Christiaan Havenga, a moderate member of the dominant Nationalist Party, succeed him. Last week the Nationalist Party caucus frigidly rebuffed Malan, rejected Havenga, and unanimously elected as Prime Minister a man with the racist principles of Adolf Hitler and some of the Nazi leader's demagogic frenzy.

Johannes Gerhardus Strydom (pronounced...

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