South Africa: The Majority Finds a Way

The Majority Finds a Way

Though whites are excitedly gearing up for national elections on May 6, the occasion has prompted only yawns from the black majority of South Africans. Since they are not allowed to vote, the Sowetan, the country's largest black daily, published in the Johannesburg suburb of Soweto, decided to hold an election of its own. Several times a week it carries a printed ballot asking readers to list their top ten candidates to lead the country.

With just over a month to go, the front runners, not surprisingly, are Nelson Mandela, the black nationalist leader who has been imprisoned since 1962, and...

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