South African policy towards Basutoland

Basutoland is completely surrounded by South Africa but essentially African territory with practically no European community. The basis of the economy is stock rearing, peasant agriculture and the main income comes from workers residing in South Africa. The historical aspect of Basutoland during the reign of several leaders in South Africa is discussed. The elections that took place in Basutoland indicated the relationship that would be established with South Africa as Basutoland develops a democracy and become independent.