South Africa Fellowship Amid Turmoil

An Afrikaner works to make whites see the pain of apartheid

The visitors had traveled only ten miles from Pretoria to the black township of Mamelodi. But it was a vast journey, from the affluent white world of South Africa to its Third World of black poverty. The 173 whites, many of them members of the Dutch Reformed Church, came to Mamelodi, home to as many as half a million people, last week to strike a small blow against apartheid. For four days they lived and ate with blacks, slept in cramped homes, some without electricity and indoor plumbing, and washed at backyard faucets. "The tragedy of apartheid that we learn from...

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