Apartheid

by Mrs. Elder and Mrs. Olson

Overview

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Apartheid was an Afrikaner word that meant apartness. Apartness was seen in every aspect of South African life.

History

The History of Apartheid dates back to the arrival of the Dutch in the 1600's but became official in 1948.
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Economic Impact

Apartheid had negative economic impacts on the blacks in South Africa and these can still be seen today.
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Political Impact

Politically, blacks in South Africa were denied many rights. One right they were denied was the right to vote because only white people had this right. Despite the fact that the blacks were the majority, they were forced to live under minority rule. Another political impact was the laws that blacks were forced to live under. An example was the Pass Laws. According to this law...

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