SOUTH AFRICA: For Sale Or Rent

For Sale Or Rent

The banner headline in the Johannesburg Star summed up the historic day: APARTHEID'S PILLARS COME CRASHING DOWN. South Africa's white-dominated Parliament last week repealed the notorious Land Acts and the Group Areas Act, which divided residential areas along racial lines and restricted land ownership by blacks, reserving 87% of the country's land for whites. Now blacks will be free to buy, use or rent land and property anywhere in South Africa. The scrapping of the legislation was a victory for President F.W. de Klerk, who pledged last February to get rid of all remaining discriminatory laws by the close of the...

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