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Vol 42 No 22

Published 9th November 2001

South Africa

Short-pants to no pants

The former apartheid party negotiates its way to obscurity

The New National Party, heir to the old Afrikaner-apartheid tradition, hitched up in June 2000 to the Democratic Party, whose members claim to inherit South Africa's liberal tradition. The prospect is now of a fresh engagement by at least some members of the apartheid party, the NNP - this time with the party of the oppressed, the African National Congress.

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