South Africa 306 Solutions to a Baffling Problem

Solutions to a Baffling Problem A new book presents an intriguing scenario for the future

Since a solution to South Africa's grinding racial conflict seems to be beyond grasp, how about 306 solutions? That is exactly the suggestion made in a best-selling book that has raised a new controversy -- and won some surprising backers -- throughout the country. The book, South Africa: The Solution, proposes a Swiss-style confederation that would include a weak central government and 306 local bodies that could choose their own economic and social systems. Black radicals could set up Marxist cantons if they wished, and Afrikaner right-wingers could have their all-white enclaves. Everyone else could choose various systems somewhere between the...