The Progressive Reform Party and the Basson group merge as the Progressive Federal Party (PFP) with Colin Eglin as party leader

Monday, 5 September 1977

The Progressive Reform Party and the Basson group merge as the Progressive Federal Party (PFP) with Colin Eglin as party leader, Ray Swart as party chairman and 'Japie' Basson as deputy chairman. Its seven key principles include full citizenship rights for all South Africans and the negotiation of a new constitution at a national convention.

References:
• Kalley, J.A.; Schoeman, E. & Andor, L.E. (eds) (1999). Southern African Political History: a chronology of key political events from independence to mid-1997, Westport: Greenwood

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