Political power in South Africa

the presidential address delivered at the annual meeting of the Council of the South African Institute of Race Relations in the Rheinallt Jones Memorial Hall, Auden House, Johannesburg, on 14th January 1963.
  • 16 Pages
  • 2.93 MB
  • English
South African Institute of Race Relations , [Johannesburg]
South Africa. Parliament., Blacks -- South Africa -- Politics and govern


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SeriesS. A. Institute of Race Relations. Presidential address,, 1963.
LC ClassificationsJQ1192 .S3
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5895442M
LC Control Number63040368

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