The Commonwealth and South Africa: From Smuts to Mandela

  title={The Commonwealth and South Africa: From Smuts to Mandela},
  author={Saul Dubow},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={284 - 314}
  • S. Dubow
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
ABSTRACT The creation of modern South Africa as an independent unitary state within the British Empire (c. 1910) gave birth to the Commonwealth idea. Jan Smuts’s views on Commonwealth were formative and they continued to inform the evolution of the organisation until the end of the Second World War. Also significant was the role played by Afrikaner nationalist leader J. B. M. Hertzog, who exerted a critical influence on the 1926 Balfour Declaration and Statute of Westminster. At the point of… Expand
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  • Political Science
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
  • 2013
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