Participation in a historical research project about South Africa’s ex-political prisoners involved the retrieval of Apartheid era archive records of the Department of Correctional Services (called DCS hereafter) during which the following observations were made. This could be of use to anyone wishing to conduct similar research and be an indication of what types of records are available.
It was during this period that South Africa introduced the more rigid racial policy of apartheid. People often wonder why such a policy was introduced and why it had so much support. Various reasons can be given for apartheid, although they are all closely linked. The main reasons lie in ideas of racial superiority and fear. Across the world, racism is influenced by the idea that one race must.
South Africa is known about its history of apartheid. Africaner intellectuals started to use the word apartheid in the 1930s. The word means apartness. (Thompson 1996, 186.) In 1948, The Afrikaner National party wan a general election and began to apply its policy of apartheid. Strategists in the National Party invented apartheid as a means to cement their control over the economic and social.
What makes South Africa's apartheid era unique is the systematic way in which the National Party formalized it through the law. Over the decades, many laws were enacted to define the races and restrict the daily lives and rights of non-white South Africans.
During the Apartheid Era, there emerged from South Africa cases of gross human rights abuse, racism, police brutality and general mistreatment of the non-white population. Excluding the fact that South Africa was never ruled by a dictator, it can be argued that some of these features were totalitarian and that South Africa was, to a certain extent, a totalitarian state under Apartheid. This.
It is well known that one of the fundamental differences between the experiences of whites and blacks in Apartheid-era South Africa was education. While the battle against enforced education in Afrikaans was eventually won, the Apartheid government's Bantu education policy meant that black children did not receive the same opportunities as white children.
This is an essential resource for the study of the apartheid era in Southern Africa, sourced exclusively from The National Archives UK. It provides unparalleled analysis of South African politics, trade relations, international opinion and humanitarian dilemmas against a backdrop of waning colonialism and mounting world condemnation. The content spans 30 years, from the election of the.
This book would have stipulated where a Black South African was allowed to work, and travel during the Apartheid era in South Africa. It controlled and restricted movement and freedom.