ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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From 50 Years Ago: Built-in Anti-Apartheid

Weekly Notes from Volume XIV, No 37, September 15, 1962.

It is worth listening closely when Harry Oppenheimer speaks. Not only does the company he chairs – the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa – overlap with every other major mineral producer in the southern half of that continent, including de Beers…but his is a voice raised against the South African government’s policy of Apartheid…

“One thing at least seems clear”, he said, “nowhere can a stable social order be established in an environment of poverty. Government policies which aim at social and racial solutions at the cost of economic development are sure to be self-defeating”.

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