Statements of policy for consideration by the National Congress. Also includes decisions taken by the National Congress, July 1953. Subjects include civil rights, economic policy, education, housing, social welfare. Includes comments by Mr. Philip and a memorandum by Dr. Wollheim. 23 pages.
Liberal Party of South Africa statements of policy
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- ReferenceGB 96 ICS188
- Dates of Creation1st Jul 1954
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 item
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Administrative / Biographical History
For the first half of its existence the Liberal Party was fairly conservative, and saw its principal task as changing the minds of the white electorate. It supported a qualified franchise. The Sharpeville massacre and the subsequent state of emergency altered the party's perspective. In the 1960s, the Liberal Party supported a democratic, non-racial South Africa. The party disbanded in 1968.
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