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Apartheid In South Africa
ApartheidApartheid; an Afrikaans word meaning “separateness”± or “the state of beingapart”± literally “aparthood”± was a system of racial segregation in South Africaenforced through legislation by the National Party± the governing party from 1(9#4'8to 1(9(9#4²
Why did apartheid start in South Africa?After the National Party gained power in South Africa in 1(9#4'8 it’s all whitegovernment immediately began enforcing existing policies of racial segregationunder a system of legislation that it called apartheid²
Racism apart of ApartheidUnder apartheid± nonwhite South Africans would be forced to live in separateareas from whites and use separate facilities± and contact between the two groupswould be limited² Despite strong and consistent opposition to apartheid within andoutside of South Africa± its laws remained in effect for the better part of $5° years²In 1(9(9 1± the government of President F²W de Klerk began to repeal most of thelegislation that provided the bases for apartheid²