South Africa: The Twilight Of Apartheid

De Klerk moves to sweep away the last legal pillars of racial inequality

What a difference a year makes. Exactly 12 months ago, President F.W. de Klerk stunned his country by opening Parliament with a pledge to legalize the militantly antiapartheid African National Congress and release A.N.C. leader Nelson Mandela from jail. With those milestones behind him, De Klerk surpassed expectations again last week by declaring his intention to bring a swift end to legally sanctioned racial segregation. He called on Parliament to repeal ( immediately the remaining pillars of discrimination that dictate where blacks can work and live. "There is neither time nor room for turning back," De Klerk declared. "There is only...

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