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Ill-Conceived Policy

of Chief Buthelzei and the Indian Reform Party. The move to give political representation to the coloureds and Asians, though in a highly diluted form, has met with strong apposition from the whites and led to the resignation from the ruling National Party (NP) of a former cabinet minister, Andries Treur- nicht, with IB MPs who have formed an extreme right-wing Conservative Party (CP). While the NP won the three by-elections for the white-dominated parliament last November and announced that a referendum would be held by the end of this year on the draft proposal, things have not been going all that smoothly for it since then. In the special elections on May 10 it won two of the three seats, but with a substantially reduced majority.

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