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Apartheid existed as the official state policy in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. The term "apartheid" is an Afrikaans word which literally means "apartness," and it was used to segregate South...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2021 11:57 am UTC

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Apartheid represents an interesting epoch in human history and, while similar periods of race-based political organization have existed in other nations (e.g., the former state of Rhodesia), the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 8:57 pm UTC

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The Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, passed in 1952, gave formal legal protection to the racial segregation of public space that was already widespread throughout South Africa at the time....

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 2:48 pm UTC

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The Group Areas Act was the beginning of true apartheid in South Africa, established by the government in 1950 as a way to officially segregate the people and to steal the best lands for the...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 9:28 pm UTC

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The 1960 Sharpeville Massacre was the result of a peaceful protest regarding racist South African policies of apartheid. The enforcement of Pass Laws and the reissue of laws that restricted the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

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Although apartheid simply means apartness and has been practiced by a number of countries, including the US via racial segregation, it is usually identified with South Africa. Under apartheid,...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2017 12:30 pm UTC

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The policy of apartheid, or separateness, was first put into practice by the white minority South African government in 1948. Racial discrimination and segregation had long been a part of South...

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In the fight against South African apartheid, there was a diversity of tactics used to fight against this racist, oppressive system. Within South Africa, many black South Africans chose to rise up...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019 1:45 am UTC

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Although racial segregation existed much earlier, the formal policy known as apartheid began in South Africa in 1948 when the Afrikaner Nationalist Party came into power. The word "apartheid" comes...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 3:40 pm UTC

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As the other educator stated, you will want to develop a central thesis for your paper. South African apartheid is a large and complex topic, and your thesis will help you find a focus for it....

Latest answer posted May 30, 2019 7:49 pm UTC

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It is not clear whether you need questions to ask those who established the Group Areas Act in South Africa or questions for those whose lives were impacted by this act—or if that matters. I am...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 2:16 pm UTC

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There were indeed separate facilities for the races under apartheid, thanks to a notorious piece of legislation called the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act of 1953. In most parts of South...

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The most significant reason majority rule was delayed and not initiated sooner than its beginning in 1991-1994 was that post-colonialist English and Dutch Afrikaner citizens did not recognize black...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

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Apartheid was put into place in South Africa for the purpose of control. It became evident that with the heterogeneous mixture of cultures in South Africa, White South Africans were a minority....

Latest answer posted March 2, 2013 8:54 pm UTC

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The Group Areas Act, passed by South Africa's apartheid government in 1950, restricted the areas in which various racial groups could live and work. Of course, the best and most developed areas...

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To put it simply, the National Party of South African maintained the system of racial discrimination known as apartheid in two ways: through legislation and through brutalization. When the National...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2018 5:53 pm UTC

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Thanks for the question! The Group Areas Act was a trio of acts passed by the South African Parliament in 1950 during the Apartheid era. The laws strengthened the segregation of blacks and whites...

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Apartheid was a problematic situation for millions of Africans in South Africa. Essentially, the South African system of apartheid was a legitimized form of segregation in which the minority of...

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After apartheid became the law in South Africa in 1948, establishing a rigid system of racial discrimination, the policy did not immediately receive international condemnation. Many countries,...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2017 1:33 pm UTC

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The late South African writer Alex la Guma (1925-1985) was a child of the black liberation movement in apartheid South Africa whose novels and short stories, including “The Lemon Orchard,” captured...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2013 8:51 pm UTC

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South Africa was initially colonized by the Dutch and the English. South Africa is a country rich in natural resources, including diamonds. This led to conflict between the English and Dutch in...

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The most prominent event in South Africa which affects everyone who learns about it, is June 16 1976, The Soweto Uprising. Hector Petersen, a boy who died that day, became a symbol of the...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2013 7:43 pm UTC

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I think that the United Nations played a significant and symbolic role in recognizing how the South African practice of apartheid had to come to an end. The 1973 United Nations International...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2012 9:30 am UTC

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Both were struggles waged by the native people who already lived in the region before the Europeans arrived. The Vietnamese removed the French in a war and then fought to remove Americans who were...

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Domestically and internationally, opposition to apartheid had both a moral and a political dimension. Opponents the world over justifiably regarded apartheid as a fundamentally immoral policy based...

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The Rivonia Trial is perhaps the most important court case to have ever occurred in South Africa. It is often credited with setting in motion the events that would eventually lead to the end of...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2021 1:53 pm UTC

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I certainly think that a good case can be made that the 1950s and 1960s were important to the Anti- Apartheid cause because they started the process of resistance that would inevitably bring down...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2012 3:37 pm UTC

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I think that most, if not all legislation, that arises during the Apartheid Era is to enhance the "apartness" of White South Africans and communities of color. This is seen in the establishment of...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013 1:49 pm UTC

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Camus' quote can be used to express what anti- Apartheid resistance sought to achieve. Organizations like the African National Congress as well as individuals like Steve Biko felt that the best way...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013 3:52 pm UTC

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The apertheid and the US racial segregation were similar systems which, essentially, had the same goal: to keep the white population in power. The apartheid was a system that was designed to keep...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 7:30 am UTC

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