Policy statements, 1944-1974.
Papers of the South African United Party
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2245
- Dates of Creation1944-1974
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 file
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The South African United Party was formed when the economic downturn of theearly 1930s led to a coalition between the ruling conservative Nationalist Partyunder J.B.M. Hertzog and the South African Party under General Jan ChristianSmuts. The coalition, led by Smuts, only lasted until 1948, when the breakawayHerenigde (Reunited) Nationalist Party under D.F. Malan won the general elections.The H.N.P. held power until 1994, while the United Party remained the chiefopposition till its dissolution in 1977.
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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Further papers, 1945-1963, donated on 6th October 1997.