South Africa’s Apartheid Policy Of 1948
Wanda L. Bonner
December 27, 2013
South Africa’s Apartheid Policy of 1948 1
South Africa’s Apartheid Policy
Apartheid was introduced into South Africa in the year nineteen hundred forty eight. South Africa apartheid policy maintained a segregated society until its fall in nineteen hundred ninety four. Martin Meredith states the term literally means “apartness” reflected a violently repressive policy designated to ensure that whites, who comprised twenty percent of the nation’s population would continue to dominate the ...view middle of the document...
This book contained their fingerprints, photo and information on access to non-black areas Based on this information I believed that’s why the Public Safety Act and the Criminal Law Amendments Act were passed in the year of nineteen hundred fifty three. They added penalties which included fines imprisonment and whipping. So, who do you think these laws are referring to, just take a look around and you will see it’s still going on in the year of two thousand thirteen. I wasn’t born in that era, because it states that the determination that a person obviously white was his or her habits, education, and speech and deportment and demeanor. If you didn’t comply with these rules, you would be dealt with harshly. In the year of nineteen hundred sixty, many blacks refused to carry their passes, because they knew this was a racial mater, so because they refused to carry these passes, the government declared a state of emergency. The emergency lasted for one hundred fifty six days, leaving sixty nine people dead and one hundred eighty seven people wounded. The white regime had no intention of changing the unjust laws of apartheid. Because of the penalties this forced the Africans to protest, even non-violent protested, it was severe. During the states of emergency it would stop and then it would start up again and this kept going on until the year of nineteen eighty nine. If you were caught breaking the law, according to the law you could be detained without a hearing by a low-level police official for up to six months. Thousands of people died while in custody, after gruesome acts of torture. They just didn’t have any rights, those who were tried were sentenced to death, banished, or imprisoned for life, like Nelson Mandela, but someway somehow, he was freed.
South Africa’s Policy of 1948 2
Many, many different Acts was established, in nineteen hundred and fifty, another group was established, the Group Areas Act, this act marked off areas of land for different racial groups. It was illegal for people to live in any but their designated areas. Thousands of Africans were uprooted and moved into racially segregated designated areas. Black workers who worked during the day, worked in residential white cities but they were still required to use different public transportation, post offices, restaurants, schools and even separate doors, benches and counters. The Native Urban Areas n nineteen hundred fifty two and the Native Labor Act in nineteen hundred fifty two and more restrictions on the black majority...