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Apartheid was a social philosophy which enforced racial, social, and economic segregation on the people of South Africa. The term Apartheid comes from the Afrikaans word meaning 'separation'. It was introduced by by DF Malan's Herenigde Nasionale Party (HNP - 'Reunited National Party') in 1948 and lasted until the end of FW De Klerk's government in 1994.

Segregation meant that Whites (or Europeans) were given separate (and usually better) facilities than non-Whites (Coloureds, Indians, and Blacks).

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Telegraph Office -- 1955  © Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesTelegraph Office 1955Road Sign -- 1956  © Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesRoad Sign 1956Exclusive Use of European Mothers -- 1971  © Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesExclusive Use of European Mothers 1971White Area -- 1976  © Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesWhite Area 1976
Apartheid Beach -- 1979  © Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesApartheid Beach 1979Segregated Toilets -- 1979  © Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesSegregated Toilets 1979
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