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    for centuries towards one group of people. Racism is rooted from ignorance from the people in Africa, many places in Africa are in a civil war because people don 't accept each other. Even though Africa held its first democratic elections in 1948 after the apartheid ended, there is still segregation in african communities. Police brutality has not made it easier for any civilian to live in South Africa. Migrants struggled with getting health care and many citizens were xenophobic towards anyone.…

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    South Africa History

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    In 1652, Dutch traders founded Cape Town, South Africa when establishing a stopover point between the Netherlands and the Far East. In 1896, countless of Dutch immigrants made their way up north to find their own land after the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area. The Dutch settlers were known as Afrikaners, or Boers (farmers) to the British. When diamonds were discovered in 1867 and gold in 1886, they encouraged wealth and immigration while increasing suppression to the native population.…

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    1950’s, a government supporting apartheid laws in South Africa took power. The National Party, controlled by the white Afrikaner population, came to power in South Africa in 1948. Hoping to keep the white population in power in South Africa, the National Party enacted laws to give the whites in South Africa advantages over other ethnicities. The laws used by the Apartheid system were harsh on non-white ethnicities, to the point that the effects of Apartheid are still felt in South Africa…

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    occurred due to the overbearingly anti-Semitic ideals of the German government and its social majority made the world hypersensitive to other acts of subjugation based on race in years following. The issue of racist legislation in South Africa was brought to, and discussed in, the United Nations in 1952, 6 years after India first voiced its concerns for the treatment of Indian people living in the nation. The South African government objected to any UN intervention by reasons of maintaining its…

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    be President. In May of 1994 Mandela became the first black President of South Africa. He was chosen by the people to lead them into the next stages of growth for this re-invented country. He won by 61 percent of the votes. He would not have been able to win if he did things in a violent nature. He worked within the legal system to create changes in the government. All eyes from around the world was on South Africa during this time. Nelson Mandela had become a beacon of hope for the…

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    Apartheid Issues

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    associated with the apartheid system of South Africa The apartheid era of South Africa refers to the time period of 1948-1994 where the political system in power enforced strict legislation promoting racial segregation. Apartheid which literally means separateness, was the slogan used by the Afrikaner National Party for their victorious electoral campaign in 1948. Racial segregation had been a prominent theme in South Africa well before the apartheid era began, South Africa as a whole has never…

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    South Africa has been the scene of a number of momentous social engineering projects from colonialism and segregation to apartheid and currently, the democratic transformation (Christopher 2001). The system of racial segregation in South Africa, known throughout the world as apartheid, effectively found its way into every dimension of black people’s lives. The apartheid regime under authoritarian leadership of the National Party (1948-1994), sought to control black lives from the cradle to the…

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    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 18th July 1918 in Mvezo village in the republic of South Africa. His father named him Rolihlahla meaning “pulling the branches of a tree”. Nelson Mandela’s father was called Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, a chief by custom and blood appointed to the post by the king of Thembu tribe. Nelson Mandela’s father had four wives and Nelson Mandela’s mother being the third wife. After the death of his father, Nelson Mandela was enrolled into a school at an age of nine to…

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    Decolonized South Africa

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    were treated as slaves, but also their motherland was exploited. Early travelers from the Europe to Africa described Africans as a less free people (Byrnes, 18). Such disrespectful and barbarous thought gave…

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    My Grandfather Dollat Patel, was born in India and then he moved to South Africa when he was about ten months old. Grandfather in Gujarati, which is the language spoken in India is Dada. South Africa was facing a rough time with Apartheid, and my grandfather, as well as many others of colored skin, faced this problem. Apartheid occurred from 1948 to 1994. My grandfather moved to South Africa at the beginning of Apartheid, which began in 1948. During the Apartheid, the colored skin people would…

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