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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Unionist Party

An early 20th century political party, it was formed in 1910 at the time of Union. The first South African prime minister, Louis Botha, who was leader of the South African Party *(SAP) became dependent on the support of the jingoistic Unionists when the NP* showed growth in the post World War I period. The Unionist Party was eventually absorbed into the South African Party in 1920.

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