INTRODUCTION: South Africa is the land of my birth. As such, I have lived through many of the key events in South Africa; amongst them, the assassination of Prime Minister Vervoed, the Sharpeville massacre, the Soweto uprising, the transition to democracy, and much, much more.
Welcome back folks. We continue with our narrative on South Africa. The Second World War spanned a period of 6 years, 1939-1945. At the end of it, Eurasia was a pile of smoking heap. All of Europe’s colonial powers were on their knees. The British Empire suffered the most financially.