Hofmeyr, Jan H.
October 1929
Foreign Affairs;Oct29, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p130
This article discusses the political system in South Africa in 1929 after the House of Assembly elections and its implications to the United States foreign relations. Elections have confirmed General Hertzog in office, with his effective majority practically unchanged. While the South African Party has improved its position as a result of Labor losses in the towns, this improvement is more than counterbalanced by the gains made in the rural areas by the Nationalists, who now have an independent majority. General Smuts and the South African Party remain in the cold shades of opposition. For the second time in succession, the electorate of South Africa has refused to accept the leadership of General Smuts.


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