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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

South African Party

The SAP was formed in 1911 just after Union, and stood for conciliation between Afrikaners and English-speakers in the aftermath of the South African War. By the 1920s it was under Smuts and he retained power (with the help of the Unionist Party*) until 1924. The SAP ceased to exist in 1934 when it fused with the NP* to form the United Party* (UP).

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