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Decreased. loot v(lle otltogether the fifties. i Everyone got togeder, clearly clearly becoming beC(lming a white police state. C. A,N ,C. t1 an a coali by now wm Government African Convention. Convention. The Government WM IL wali· liertwg and Herlws: liberal Smuts lind tion between b~twcell the occasionally occasion1ll1y libcrlll step wav Its next supremacist. II! lt. xt slep WilJI the Native Native Laws Amendment Amendment Act Act 1937. 193'7. led illt~lldrd to III the big to stop the influx influx of of hungry, job-seeking job-seeking Africans AfriCIU18 ttl Ihe big 46 46 View from Oxford is, "endorsed out" (that Is, towns and make them liable to be "endorsed supposed is "home-land" is supposed sent back to wherever wherever their ethnic "home·land" be, however however impossible it was to make a living there) by by to be, the white police and the bureaucrats bureaucrats who dealt with them in an utterly unsympathetic way.
Their names amies Govan Mbeki, Anton Lembede, Walter Sisu]u,-·their stressing the African come later in this book, They were will book. cessities or in some capitalism 01" and industrial society, whether run by capitalism form by the State. They also began to value the deep lessons of their own history; history i Nelson NelsOn Mandela, the sophisticated sophisticated royal family and had a young lawyer, had come from. fnml myal listened as a child to the stories of his own people, told They stayed stayt\
And of the various other African ()rgallizatiolls organizations and trade unions, were asking quietly but persistently, persistently, for 1\a few moderate reforms. reforms, Their alm aim was "to advance the general prosperity and progress of the country and its general the thin sone it seemed die people". Harmless Harmless enough, but to some edge of the wedge. ~ to be recog recognized as people people and to achieve a small share of human happiness. But even that was too mllch much dignity, freedom and happiness.
A Life for Africa The Story of Bram Fischer by Naomi Mitchison