The Propaganda and the Reality

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A study commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the Commonwealth Committee on Southern Africa, in pursuance of the mandate of the 1983 New Delhi Meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government to initiate a project in co-operation with the United Nations to counteract South African propaganda.



Claim 7: Freedom and Democracy

That there are fewer civil liberties in the rest of Africa than in South Africa: that the South African press is ‘the freest in Africa’ and that South Africa is a developing multi-party democracy contrasting favourably with single-party states elsewhere in Africa..


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