Muller Chapter 2 - South Africas Political History in the...

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South Africa’s Political History in the 20 th Century For many South Africans, 1994 meant a year of transformation, freedom, and protection. Chapter two of Carol Muller’s Music of South Africa, explains why South Africa’s political change to democracy was so important and gives a brief statement about music South Africa was introduced to the Apartheid regime in 1948. Apartheid, legalized racial discrimination, was created by Europeans and British living in South Africa who feared the majority, people of Black African descent. Since the White minority was, by far, more educated than the Black South Africans and British already controlled a large portion of the economy, they began to run the government up until 1990. This became a change for the majority in South Africa in terms of living, freedom, and culture. Muller’s overview of the Apartheid regime goes into detail of how the minority had become the majority in terms of power. The centralized goal for these people was to become a nation of “White” people only. The non-Whites were confined to “homelands”
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