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  • South Africa,
  • Great Britain


  • Race relations -- Religious aspects.,
  • South Africa -- Race relations.,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1961-1978.,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
  • South Africa -- Relations -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Relations -- South Africa.

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Statementthe Division of International Affairs of the British Council of Churches.
LC ClassificationsDT763 .B65 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 76 p. ;
Number of Pages76
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Open LibraryOL4172671M
LC Control Number80450061

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