The World: Words from a Silenced World

In daily editorials and an occasional op-ed column known as "Percy's Pitch," The World Editor Qoboza has relentlessly attacked racism, the apartheid laws, economic and educational discrimination, abuses of power by the police, the government and its ministers —anything and everything South African that adversely affects the lives of his black readers. The messages that Qoboza has driven home most persistently: blacks must inevitably gain a share in power, and they must find common ground with whites before it is too late. There is a bite to Qoboza's warnings, and sometimes sarcasm. But the voice that the government has silenced as...

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