White Outposts in Southern Africa

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Focus on White Power in Southern Africa

Black africa's surge to independence and native rule has been one of the highlights of the postwar international scene. Yet almost all of southern Africa—including two of the continent's most prosperous nations—remains under white rule. With the exception of a pair of impoverished black enclaves recently granted independence by Great Britain,1 the white man retains the pre-eminent position which he established for himself in southern Africa during the centuries after his arrival at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652.

In recent years the white governments of southern Africa have been under continual attack in the United Nations because of the limitations they impose on the economic progress and political rights of their black populations. South Africa's implementation of ...

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