So far I’ve read plenty about tax resistance being used by the women’s suffrage campaigns in Britain and the United States, and a little also in France and Bermuda. But this tantalizing little hint is the first sign I’ve seen from South Africa:
Members of the Women’s party of South Africa are refusing to pay taxes until they get the ballot.
That’s it. The whole news item. One one-sentence paragraph of nine under the catch-all headline “Bits of Information” alongside such things as “Girls born in May are, according to the old belief, amiable, good-looking, long-lived, and happy” and “When rock is relatively dry it is not greatly damaged by exposure to freezing” in the Newtown [New York] Register.
I went on the hunt through various on-line archives to try to dig up more about this campaign, but had no luck.