Speaking in a debate in the South African Parliament, Cape Town, Apl 12, Minister of the Interior Naude, said the government were to introduce a vigorous policy of immigration.
Speaking in a debate in the South African Parliament, Cape Town, Apl 12, Minister of the Interior Naude, said the government were to introduce a vigorous policy of immigration. The debate had been called by the opposition United Party, led by Sir de Villiers Graaff. It asked for more white immigrants to strengthen the population.
Mr.Naude refuted the allegation that the governing Nationalist Party wanted to keep English-speaking immigrants out of the country because it feared they would vote against the government. The Minister warned farmers that, in view of the recent trouble, Africans would not be allowed into the Union from other countries. Such Africans at present provide most of the farm labour.
Replying to a question from the opposition, Minister of External Affairs Louw, said the Canadian Government had made representations about arrest of the Canadian journalist Norman Phillips. The British Government had also asked for information about British citizens involved in the recent disturbances.
Most of the cabinet turned out for the debate, including Minister of Finance Donges, who it was thought may become Dr. Verwoerd's deputy, and Minister of Transport Schoeman. Leader of the house during Premiers absence is Paul Sauer, Minister of Lands.
In the streets of the city, posters are displayed, giving the latest reports on the Prime Minister's condition. Police raided 10 more African Townships outside Johannesburg, Apl 12. The raids are part of the systematic "clean-up" carried out against "resistance centres".