Africa Notes: South Africa: What Kind of Change? - November 1982
November 25, 1982
The past year has been a momentous one in South Africa, marked in particular by the open split within the political ranks of Afrikanerdom and the formal announcement of plans to give Coloureds and Indians some representation in government. In political terms, the government has progressed almost to the stage it had reached prior to 1948. But this shift is based on a cumulation of social and economic trends that make South African society today very different from what it was in 1948 when the National Party first came to power.