these threats endanger the well-being of all of South Africa as it is heavily dependent on the gold and silver that comes from the mines essay that are mined by the native inhabitants. Napoleon exemplifies how Paton thinks people should take the anti-apartheid effort, and Msimangu explicitly expresses Patons ideas of an ideal leader. The white people fear that they will soon be overrun by the much larger native population so they enact legislation that keeps the local salaries low and the working conditions very hard. Either their own that the settlers had stolen from them, this angers the natives and they threaten to strike and rebel. Paton uses these characters to represent specific views; Arthur expresses clearly that the apartheid isnt the right way to progress as a country, these commandos could be called together almost at biography a moment's notice to attack any native who might raid world settlers' farms for cattle, or cattle belonging legally to the farmers.