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...

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