Apr 3 - South Africa

Apr 3 South Africa - 3 April 2008 SOUTH AFRICA Apartheid 1948-1990 Elaborate system of racial segregation Until 60's was based on departments

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3 April 2008 SOUTH AFRICA Apartheid: 1948-1990 - Elaborate system of racial segregation - Until 60’s was based on departments called homelands o Each tribe was given a certain area o Blacks couldn’t vote for the president, only their local leaders o Couldn’t go anywhere without a pass - Industries were not near these homelands o People in Johannesburg were all settled in, didn’t have connection to their “homeland” o Tax incentives for factories ended up being needed for companies to relocate - Why Apartheid? o If you separate them by tribe, then local/regional loyalty will grow, not nationalism o Divide and rule concept o Officially “To maintain the cultural integrity of the different cultures and tribes” o “People need to be separate for there to be piece” - Typical South African will speak 3 languages (English, Afrikaans, and a tribal language) Landscape and people: Khoisan, Bantu-speaking (Nguni, Sotho-Iswana) - Indigenous Hunter/Gatherers of Africa - Clicking language -
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HI 292 taught by Professor Wylie during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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Apr 3 South Africa - 3 April 2008 SOUTH AFRICA Apartheid 1948-1990 Elaborate system of racial segregation Until 60's was based on departments

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