Apartheid

By: Hunter Colby and Connor

Government had a huge effect on South Africans under apartheid.

The government played a big part in how the people were treated during the apartheid. The government set many laws on against blacks, like the mixed marriage act and the population restriction act. Even when blacks were given power through the constitution in the legislature, the house for the whites was so much more powerful than the house for the blacks that it wasn't even fair for them to have a house for themselves. When the blacks held protests to get fair rights, the whites and the government would attack them and turn the protests violent. The government were very unfair towards the blacks and its people.

The apartheid had many economic effects on the people of South Africa.

Once the rest of the world started to see how bad things actually were in South Africa, they decided to chip in and do something about it. The United States was one of those countries and helped out by putting economic sanctions on the racist corrupt country. Other countries followed what the U.S. was doing and this combined effort, crippled South Africa's economy and made the value of their currency plummit.

The basic definition of Apartheid is the segregation of cultures in South Africa.

South africans were limited, socially, when under apartheid.

South Africa today is a much different place than it was during the apartheid.

A man by the name of Nelson Mandela changed the way South Africans lived forever, by ending apartheid. South Africa made many strides to be a more democratic country, with the help of Mandela, and plenty of protests and uprisings the goal was reached. When Apartheid over, Nelson was elected president, and with the strides he made to bring freedom he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

South Africans had very little social rights under Apartheid

When South Africa was placed under Apartheid, they felt the need to start protests, and uprisings, because life at the time was unfair. While under Apartheid the British had the advantage, and were treated equal. They established their government, land, education, and their workforce. Blacks on the other hand, had the disadvantage. They worked everyday, all day on a farm in which most were laid off. For the children their were only 74 secondary schools throughout the country, which were heavily populated by blacks. Classrooms were so full that teachers would have to teach double sessions each day. As apartheid grew upon South Africa the rest of the world realized the hardship they were going through, and tried to make a difference.