South Africa: Cracks in the System

SOUTH AFRICA CRACKS IN THE SYSTEM Under heavy pressure, the government takes steps toward change % THAT WAS WIDELY EXPECTED TO HERALD SIGNIFICANT REFORMS IN SOUTH AFRICA'S APARTHEID SYSTEM, HE DISAPPOINTED THE WORLD AND SOME OF HIS COUNTRYMEN BY SAYING PRACTICALLY NOTHING. LAST WEEK, AS PRESSURE ON SOUTH AFRICA CONTINUED TO MOUNT FROM EVERY SIDE, BOTHA AND HIS GOVERNMENT MADE TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT COULD ALTER THE

COUNTRY'S COURSE.

In an address before a provincial congress of his ruling National Party in Bloemfontein, Botha declared that South Africa would henceforth grant citizenship to those blacks who live in the country's urban areas...

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