Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Native question

Mr W P Schreiner, interviewed by the "Cape Times," reiterated the views expressed in his telegram to "The Cape," reported yesterday, but adds with reference to the native question that the great majority in South Africa are non-Europeans.
Their rights and future are not adequately safeguarded merely by maintaining the temporary privileges of the Cape native or coloured electors.
The duties of European South Africans towards other races demand a fundamental constitutional definition, while the Bill places the future of all natives and coloured persons in jeopardy by the vote of two-thirds of the Union Parliament, in which they have no fair representation.
Referring to the Provincial Councils, Mr Schreiner considers that the worthy local spirit of self government must generate through lack of uncertainty of authority.

Eastern Province Herald - February 13, 1909

Did you know that Wliiam Schreiner went to the Bedford Public School, here in the Eastern Province?

1 comment:

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