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Apartheid 101

An overview of Apartheid in South Africa, introduced in 1948

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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'.

Legislation was the Backbone of Apartheid

Laws were enacted which defined a person's race, separated the races in terms of where they could live, how they traveled, where they could work, where they spent their free time, introduced a separate system of education for Blacks, and crushed opposition.

Timeline of Apartheid

An understanding of how Apartheid came about, how it was implemented, and how if affected all South Africans is most easily gained through a timeline.

Key Events in the History of Apartheid

Whilst much of the implementation of Apartheid was slow and insidious, there were a number of key events which had a significant impact on the people of South Africa.

Key Figures in the History of Apartheid

Although the true story of Apartheid is how it affected all people of South Africa, there were a number of key figures who had a significant impact on the creation and the struggle against Apartheid. Read their biographies.

Apartheid Leaders

Anti-Apartheid Leaders

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