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The Future of the South African Protectorates

    Naturevolume 140pages127128 (1937) | Download Citation



    THE statement made by General Hertzog, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, on his return from attending the recent Imperial Conference in London, which dealt with the question of the transfer of administrative control of the South African native Protectorates to the Union (The Times, July 7), has raised a grave issue in the gravest possible manner. He accuses the British Government of a dilatoriness virtually amounting to bad faith, and in the event of further delay, foreshadows an appeal to the Crown, of which the consequences both to Great Britain and South Africa would be so incalculable, that he is not prepared to accept as final the British minister's reply to pressure for early transfer.

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