SOUTH AFRICA: Reaping the Whirlwind

South Africa was divided between festival and fear. The festival, opened last week by Prime Minister Daniel Malan's government, celebrated the 300th anniversary of the landing at Cape Town from the Dutch ship Goede Hoop of South Africa's first white settlers. They entered a vast, fertile country, empty except for a handful of aborigines. But as their ox-wagons rolled north, they collided with the southward-marching legions of the black Bantu tribes. The blacks now outnumber the whites 8,000,000 to 2,500,000. From that fact grows South Africa's fear.

At festival time Prime Minister...

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