South Africa The Man Who Gives Botha Fits

Colored Leader Allan Hendrickse stands up to the government

South Africa's Parliament is officially segregated into three houses -- one for whites, one for so-called coloreds, one for Asians, and none at all for the country's black majority. When State President P.W. Botha opened this year's session in Cape Town last week, he addressed the members of all three houses in a new $16 million, 340-seat assembly hall. But the new auditorium may not get much use.

After Botha finished his speech, a 35-minute droner devoted almost entirely to the economy, the briefly integrated assemblage filed out to reconvene as usual in three separate chambers. And though the government has...

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