Apartheid

Apartheid was a system of forced segregation implemented by the National Party of South Africa. Apartheid was enforced from 1948 until 1994, although remains of the apartheid system still influence South African politics and society today. Questions about apartheid can be found here.

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Is FW de Klerk still living?

Yes. Frederik Willem de Klerk, former president of South Africa and the last white leader under Apartheid, was born in 1936; as of 2013, he is still alive and sometimes makes speeches about how he and Nelson Mandela worked together to change the country.

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For how many years was apartheid in operation?

Apartheid was a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994, so 46 years

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What did Black children learn during the apartheid?

They were taught all the education known by their parents. the education needed for daily lives. ONLY the whites were allowed for education and NOT the blacks. they werent allowed basic rights such as education. Nelson Mandela fought against apartheid when he was a lawyer and was sent to jail for 27 years! he fought against apartheid for more than 55 years! finally he gave up his job as a lawyer to become a president to enjoy the freedom he had fought so hard.

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What is the literal meaning of apartheid?

To keep separate

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What happened to the Hindus in South Africa during Apartheid?

Under apartheid, people from the Indian sub-continent were classed as 'coloureds' and had a status between that of whites and blacks.

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What is apartheid?

The Apartheid regime was an autocratic political system introduced in South Africa in order to maintain or sustain White rule in . Apartheid which means being apart, segregation based on skin color was it's strongest point in order to keep indigenous South Africans mistreated and politically powerless! During Apartheid, people were meant to live only within their 'racial', 'ethnic' groups, in order to keep classes separated to ensure European descendants to stay in power. physical, psychological damage was made in the process. Apartheid was similar to Nazism.

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How does AIDS affect the South African economy?

* It reduces the size the of the workforce, skilled and unskilled. * It causes serious social problems that are likely to cause economic problems in the medium and long term. For example, the early death of adult parents often means that teenagers have to bring up their younger siblings (brothers and sisters) instead of continuing their education. This in turn reduces the number of future skilled workers.

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Who killed Steve Biko?

Steve Biko died because of the brain damage and beatings he received from the South African police. Biko never did a hunger strike it was because Britain police would not feed him properly. The whole hunger strike was all just a cover up.

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What is the plural form of apartheid?

I would say apartheids, as in "the apartheids of South Africa and India." In this case, if the word "apartheid" was used, it would sound (to me, at least) like South Africa and India had gotten together and created a joint apartheid program.

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How did apartheid impact on peoples lives?

Itr meant they could not do stuff the white could

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How are Untouchables treated today?

IN my view the problem of untouchables is totally eradicated but somehow if it is still today i don't think they r treated very badly bcz now they are coming forward and they do not accept any kind of injustice done to them by the society and also knoweldge is being spread among the people on the issue of treating equaly because all men r created equally by god henceforth i think that there is not much of the problem on this issue people r becoming educated But still in rural areas and backward areas where people r not educated they follow these beliefs and treat them very badly.They behave as if they r the insignificant part of the society this is a great problem in villages and should make some efforts to eradicate it totally

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Who was responsible for ending Apartheid in South Africa?

MANY people contributed in the struggle for freedom, most notably:

The African National Congress (ANC), and their leaders like Nelson Mandela.

The United Nations and countries in general - placing strict sanctions on South Africa, making it almost impossible for them to export or import. This affected the economy badly, putting pressure on the government to get rid of the racial-segregation laws in the country. In addition, politicians in government like Helen Suzman, and others like Desmond Tutu fought against Apartheid.

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How were black people treated in apartheid?

The black were treated quite badly in the Apartheid. White south Africans were treated better but still not good.

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Charlie Nash,

Head of Religious Studies,

South Chester Manor School

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How were black people treated in South Africa during apartheid?

The blacks were treated very badly. They had to stay in a whole other community than the whites. The blacks had to stay in home lands and the home lands were really bad. The blacks had to share every thing they had with the other blacks in the home lands. If the blacks worked for a white the black had to go miles to get to the white and the black had to have like a passport thing to go to the whites house.

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What is it like in South Africa after apartheid?

First, let's set the record straight, apartheid has not yet been re-instated so the question being in the past tense is a little off-colour. "What IS it like in South Africa after apartheid" would be better.

To be honest, nothing much has changed. The poor are still poor and the wealthy still

wealthy. You must bear in mind that South Africa never had a civil war (the handful of violent clashes don't make the grade and the few terrorist attacks by anti-apartheid activists were few and far between) and the change in policy was sudden; the slow movement of black skinned people into previously white-only neighbourhoods and schools was virtually invisible through day-to-day life.

There have been some fundamental changes though that are noticeable to those of us who are old enough to have lived through the change. With the sudden bloating of the population who now had to be accounted for in terms of basic health care, housing grants, social subsidy, etc. (Black people were never covered by state aid) we have a lot less of the national budget for maintenance of our infrastructure.

Subsequently the road network is suffering from a lack of maintenance and our electricity supply is in dire straits but otherwise nothing has really changed.

A lot of older South Africans will tell you about how the standard of education has fallen through the floor and other horror stories but these are policy changes made at the national government level and are in no way related to the actual change over from apartheid to unilateral democracy.
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Why was the Apartheid system introduced in South Africa?

Apartheid was established by the national list government of South Africa as a means of subjegating any non-white peoples of the country. It was established through both political and judicial means and enforced by the South African police force as well as the Army when required. The system of apartheid was a gross violation of human rights and while not supported by all white people in South Africa was nonetheless enforced by the government of the time.

Apartheid in its most basic translation means "to keep apart" or to "separate". It is worth noting that other countries including the United States of America, England, Australia, and others followed apartheid practices at one point in their history even though they did not use the same name or necessarily have their policies enshrined in their laws.

AnswerPlease also note that apartheid was not just in South Africa. 2 other South African nations, Zimbabwe and Namibia, were run under an apartheid system till they became independent both within the last 3 decades. AnswerBelieve it or not, but the initial idea with apartheid was in fact to build a stable South Africa. The basic idea was to have the different ethnic groups ruled by their own people in their own region (note: as stated above "Apartheid" means to 'separate'). And a lot of the Apartheid laws were aimed prevent these 'homelands' from collapsing.

But very quickly after the idea was proposed, Kenya suffered the Mau Mau Revolt and focus of Apartheid was shifted to rather prevent something similar in South Africa as well. Thus it ended up as we know it today.

Answer #3 this is what the gov told the world- it wasn't the reality

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Where is apartheid from?

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What is the meaning of apartheid?

The word "apartheid" means segregation. It commonly refers to the laws which governed the Republic of South Africa during the period from the 1950s up until 1990.

Apartheid laws in South Africa favoured white supremacy and largely marginilised the non white communities. The apartheid era is famous for the oppression that was carried out on behalf of the state against South Africa's many anti-apartheid activists.

Although apartheid formally ended in the early 1990s, the many legacies it left behind are still prevalent in South Africa and thus the term is still widely used in policy documents that aim to pave the way for a better South Africa.

The term apartheid is often used to describe attempts by other states to achieve ethnic cleansing. Activists rely on the sympathy that the term invokes to win support in other parts of the world. Most recently, Palestinian rights groups have accused Israel of being guilty of apartheid. In other cases, human rights groups have accused Arab states of apartheid by treating Shiite and other minority sectarian groups as second class citizens.

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Why did India oppose apartheid?

burdha budha

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How did apartheid affect people living in South Africa?

It meant that black people were unable to live any sort of reasoned life. All natural civil rights were taken away from them. They were segregated in education, when using public services and not even allowed to live in "White South Africa".

They were treated inhumanely and considered to be filth and filth.

The prime purpose for their education was to train them to be black labourers as it was considered all they were good for.

It still affects people today and all the other days.

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What is 'Apartheid' and why did it happen?

Apartheid is the name for a collection of laws and policies enacted by the South African government, that stipulated a legal distinction between whites ("Europeans") and non-whites ("Black" or "Non-European"). This was due to a largely held white supremacist stance within the then ruling government, the National Party (Nasionale Party in Afrikaans). The most notable supporter of Apartheid was H. F. Verwoerd, also known as the Architect of Apartheid, who instituted the Bantu Education Act, knowing that poorly educated black people would pose a diminished threat to the white supremacist rule.

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How does gold affect the South African economy?

It affects it very much ,because mining creates thousands of jobs and most of S.A's gold is stored in the reserve bank which means it is a vital part of S.A's economy

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How did apartheid start in South Africa?

The term Apartheid was introduced during the 1948 as part of the election campaign by DF Malan's Herenigde Nasionale Party(HNP - 'Reunited National Party'). But racial segregation had been in force for many decades in South Africa. In hindsight, there is something of an inevitability in the way the country developed its extreme policies. When the Union of South Africa was formed on 31 May 1910, Afrikaner Nationalists were given a relatively free hand to reorganize the country's franchise according to existing standards of the now-incorporated Boer republics, the Zuid Afrikaansche Repulick (ZAR - South African Republic or Transvaal) and Orange Free State. Non-Whites in the Cape Colony had some representation, but this would prove to be short-lived.

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When did apartheid officially end in South Africa?

well it all ended basically in 1990 when President FW De Klerk announced Nelson Mandela's release and on April 27th 1994 the first democratic elections were held in South Africa with all races being able to vote!

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Who was a South African lawyer who led the struggle against apartheid?

joseph Tutu

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