Lecture 7 South Africa - SouthAfrica SouthAfrica South...

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South Africa South Africa 10/23/10 1 South Africa, officially called The Republic of South Africa is the country that is located at the southern most tip of Africa. The country borders the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique , and Zimbabwe .
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10/23/10 2 Originally settled by Dutch, French, and German Descendants of European nations referred to as Afrikaners
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APARTHEID DEFINED An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic. The term apartheid (from the Afrikaans word for apartness ”was coined in the 1930s
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10/23/10 4 As Africans were moving to self-rule elsewhere on the continent, whites in South Africa were determined that they were going to maintain their way of life, which to them meant maintaining power. The object of keeping control was to deny power to the majority population, the Africans.
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10/23/10 5 Apartheid Apartheid Until 1991, South African law divided the  population into four major racial categories: Africans (Blacks) Whites Coloreds (mixed races) Asians (mostly Indians)
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10/23/10 6 Apartheid Apartheid Under apartheid,  people were legally  classified into a racial  group - the main ones  being White, Black,  Indian and Coloured -  and were  geographically, and  forcibly, separated from  each other on the basis  of the legal  classification. 
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South African Townships In South Africa, the term township usually refers to the (often underdeveloped ) urban living areas that, under Apartheid, were reserved for non-whites (principally black Africans and Coloreds but also working class Indians). Townships were usually built on the periphery of towns and cities .
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Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela During the fifties, Mandela was the victim of various forms of repression. He was banned, arrested and imprisoned . 10/23/10
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ISS ISS 210 taught by Professor Cyrusstewart during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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Lecture 7 South Africa - SouthAfrica SouthAfrica South...

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