Article from ROAPE Volume 5 Number 11
Domestic and Foreign Policies of a New SA

Domestic and Foreign Policies of a New South Africa
Vol.5 No.11 (Spring 1978), pp6-16
Dutch East India Company, theology Calvinist, Calvinism, Boer, British, Anglo-Boer War, Freedom Charter Modern political science recognises that social systems are founded on definite historical origins. If the saying ‘out of nothing, nothing comes’ is true, then it must follow that the future is formed and derives its first impulse in the womb of the present. All societies therefore necessarily bear the imprint, the birthmarks of their own past. Whether to a greater or lesser extent must depend on a whole concentration of factors, both internal and external to each particular society.