Some aspects of the economic and financial situation in S. Africa by M. H. De Kock

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  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.


  • Finance -- South Africa.,
  • South Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1961.

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Statementby M. H. de Kock.
LC ClassificationsHC517.S7 D44
The Physical Object
Pagination68 p.
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL6742869M
LC Control Number30013404

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