About three-eighths-inch long, Thanasimus resembles an ant - if the ant were wearing a cape colored
with wavy bands of brick-red, black, and white.
She is now completely dependent on the services of her maid, a competent "Cape Colored
" woman who cooks, bathes, and dresses her but is not keen on small talk.
It demarcates Indians from Cape colored
; it separates Chinese and Moslems; it even designates Japanese, for commercial purposes, as "honorary whites.' This enables the regime to play a game of divide and rule, employing Zulus as policemen, for instance, and subsidizing Chief Gatsha Buthelezi's sectarian Inkatha organization.