South Africa: Forward with Verwoerd

At Johannesburg's Witwatersrand University, a young South African lecturer in chemistry publicly turned his back on his country. Said David Rosseinsky, 28: "Call it running away if you like, but living in this country with all its political and racial frustrations so affects me that I yearn for release."

As they made plans to emigrate to England last week, Rosseinsky and his pretty wife Angela, a lecturer in the classics, were joining a veritable trek of educators, scientists, doctors—professional men of all varieties—fleeing South Africa. Understandably, the South African government is not hastening to publish relevant...

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