During the past three years the struggle of the South African people has entered a new and decisive phase. Never again will South Africa be what it was during its long history of racism, oppression, and exploitation, which were by no means restricted to the forty-year period of institutionalized apartheid following the Second World War. The current phase of the struggle will probably not be the last one, however. Perhaps it is only the beginning of a long trek to come, to achieve a really democratic, non-racist, progressive society. These targets, which constitute democracy in the true and full sense of the term, are what is at stake in the battles to come.
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