The Apartheid Of South Africa Essay

1351 Words Apr 25th, 2016 6 Pages
South Africa is a nation which is known for its experience of segregation, racial abuse and suffrage . South Africa and its people from 1960 to 1994, lived one of the hardest times in history due to the bringing and creation of the apartheid system. Apartheid, meaning apartness, was a legalized system in use during 1960-1994 enforced by the National Party, to racially segregate and assimilate the natives of South Africa. There are two types of apartheid: petty apartheid and grand apartheid. The Grand Apartheid, established separate homelands and areas, and 'Petty Apartheid ' segregated everyday places. The main aim of the apartheid system was to racially abuse each race such as the Blacks, Colors and Indians and prove the white superiority and dominance the whites had in South Africa over every non-white race. From 1960-1994 major events which changed the fate of the country and was a turning point for many were events such as: The Sharpeville massacre, Soweto Riots, Rivonia Trials, Banning of the PAC and ANC, Imprisonment of leaders, State Emergency, Sanctions and the downfall of the SA economy, Defiance campaigns and world awareness, Internal strife and representations by Afrikaner Businessmen to the government, the unbanning of the ANC and the elections of 1994. These events which occurred from 1960-1994 within the South African society undoubtedly lead to the collapse of the apartheid system.
In South Africa mainly the British in the east and the Afrikaner politicians…

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