South Africa: Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Apartheid is alive and more than a little absurd in the South African town of Boksburg (pop. 106,000). Ever since rightists took over the town's city council last year, they have been strictly enforcing the whites-only laws that had fallen into disuse. They began by barring blacks from all municipal facilities, including the local park and lake. The obsession with racist regulations took on surreal dimensions last week when the council voted 10 to 7 to grant the transfer of a lease for the Golden Lake Chinese restaurant from W.G. Ho to another Chinese woman, S.Y. Yip. The only catch: a...

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