South Africa Equality at Water's Edge

Equality at Water's Edge

South Africa's relatively few remaining segregated beaches are among the targets of the three-month-old "defiance campaign" being waged by black activists. But when State President F.W. de Klerk last week called on municipalities throughout the country to integrate their beaches, it was less a response to those protests than another move to make good his election promise of change.

De Klerk also called for chucking the Separate Amenities Act, a pillar of apartheid since 1953 that has given local authorities the power to keep blacks out of selected parks, libraries, swimming pools and other public facilities. He is given a strong...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!