was no doubt about the intentions of the Transvaal Government in framing
the Immigration Restriction Act of 1907. It was designed to maintain
white supremacy in South Africa. Gandhi called it a barbarous act of
a Government that dared to call itself Christian. If Christ came to
Johnnesburg and Pretoria and examined the hearts of Gen Botha, Gen Smuts
and those who held similar views, Gandhi thought he would notice something
quite strange to the Christian spirit. The cartoon depicts Asiatic immigration
as a tiger blocking the road "to a white civilisation."