Mulatto schooling faces collapse in Cape Town
The Colored (mixed race) school system here faced collapse Thursday, with more than 1,200 teachers threatening a sympathy strike in support of a 10-day nationwide school boycott by Colored students. The strike would bring education to a standstill for about 500,000 students. Meanwhile, thousands of Colored elementary school children staged a classroom boycott in support of the country-wide strike by older students demanding reform in the racially divided education system. Prime Minister Pieter Botha said outside agitators are helping to organize the boycotts, using the children as pawns in an attempt to foster revolution in South Africa.