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    When it comes to racial crimes and segregation there is nothing more depressing than talking about how many times our world has been through it. It has happened throughout our entire lives and sadly it still happens today. The devastation and violence from these acts have shaped the way our society is and it’s not necessarily good. As a white male I can’t say I have ever been part of any minority group, but as a white female in South Africa during the 1960s you could say it was quite shocking to be on the opposite side. In the book The Unlikely Secret Agent by Ronnie Kasrils a woman, Eleanor was living amongst the South African Apartheid. This Apartheid is comparable to more well-known discrimination incidents such as the Holocaust and African-American Civil Rights Movement. When it comes to these movements they can show us the voice of many different standpoints and those points depict the way we talk and act around one another; they have changed history so much that we will never forget the unhuman acts that millions were put through. The Apartheid racial segregation movement in the 1960s was a movement where “nonwhite South Africans (a majority of the population) would be forced to live in separate areas from whites and use separate public facilities, and where contact between the two groups would be limited” (history). In this time period of the Apartheid there was one group called the ANC or African National Congress; this was the group that opposed this law. Our main…

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    The white government saw people of colour as an inferior race whose interests were to be disregarded. The apartheid government had already decided to introduce Bantustans through the Bantu Homelands Citizens Act No 26, there were ten: Transkei, Venda, Ciskei, Bophuthatswana, KwaZulu, KwaNgwane, KwaNdebele, Lebowa, Qwaqwa and Gazankulu, these were ghetto settlements outside of the city that were made to segregate different races and were called homelands, getting people there was through forced…

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    removed from their homes and deposited in the Bantustans, where they were plunged into poverty and hopelessness. Other human rights abuses can be seen throughout the 1930’ s for Jews and even decades before that for South African blacks. The human rights violated were in regards to social and educational abuses implemented by government. This can be seen in the government enforcement of restrictions on Jews and blacks. In Germany Jews became the “Untermenschen” (the sub humans) and…

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    struggling citizens rise out of poverty. History of South Africa South Africa was historically a popular spot for merchants to stop and “refresh” themselves while traveling the seas for the Dutch East India Company, and later the British East India Company (O’Neil). As the East India Company grew in size and popularity, the refreshment station in Cape Town was colonized. In this, the colonies forced the native tribes, such as the Xhosa and KwaZulu into the interior of South Africa, quickly…

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    Africans), Asian (Indian and Pakistani), and Whites. In 1958, the Prime Minister Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd established a system he called the separate development. The Bantu Self Government act of 1959 created ten Bantu homelands called Bantustans. Every South African was assigned as a citizen as one of the Bantustans. Distinguishing people by their race helped The National Party separate natives from each other. This separation allowed the government to claim that there wasn’t a black majority.…

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    well as denying non-white participation in national government. As in 1958, Dr.Hendrik Verwoerd became prime minister and would refine apartheid policy further into a system he called “separate development”. This led to the creation of the Promotion of Bantu Self-Government Act of 1959, which transpired into ten Bantu homelands known as Bantustans being created. This caused isolation among black South Africans from each other, allowing the ruling party to claim that there was no black majority.…

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    displaced to rural regions of Canada, the Africans were displaced to rural regions referred to as Banstustans. Health services under the apartheid had disparities in outflow of funds that affected the different races in South Africa (White, Coloured, Indians and Africans). The differential expenditure created inequalities for the structural and financial aspect of rural health services but also the actual health care services for individuals, specifically Africans, living in rural regions in…

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    To complete the racial separation, the South African government developed the system of Bantustans. The Bantustans system was developed on the foundation of the foundation of the old native reserves, where inadequate land and overcrowding had forced blacks to seek work in white areas. In the 1970s a new generation of leaders emerged, the Black Consciousness Movement was led by Steve Biko, who argues that black South Africans faced not only the external challenges of apartheid but also an inner…

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    its regulations, each racial group could own land, occupy premises, and trade only in its own separate area. Indians could henceforth only live in Indian areas, Africans in African, Coloureds in Coloured. If whites wanted the land or houses of the other groups, they could simply declare the land a white area and take them. Grand apartheid was implemented in 1959 when parliament passed the Promotion of Bantu Self Government Act which created eight separate ethnic bantustans. This in turn…

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    Using the same techniques that won the election, the National Party popularized their plan with the Boers and set it into motion. They established “pass laws,” introduced “forced migration,” and did everything in their power to maintain the uneven power structure. With these new laws, black people were forced to move from where they lived to “Bantustans,” which were built in the most infertile, inhospitable areas in South Africa. After that, when they left the Bantustans, they had to carry…

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