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Ethnic Conflict Project - South Africa

Daniel Lupo, Michael Crotty, and Charlee Anderson

Charlee Anderson

on 6 February 2013

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Ethnic Conflict Project South Africa The Roots Down Under What Form Does This Conflict Take? South Africa's ethnic conflict has forms of discrimination and racism, more specifically in the forms of the Homeland and Apartheid laws. Homelands- Homelands were the regions where different races and ethnicities were separated in the laws of apartheid. Apartheid- The laws that separated whites and colored people in South Africa, which started the homelands. How Long Has This Conflict Been Going On? This conflict has been apparent in South Africa ever since the appearance of the homelands and the apartheid laws, and is continuing even today as a result of the legacy of apartheid. 1948: The passing of Apartheid Laws 1951: The passing of the Homelands laws 1981: Homelands laws repealed 1953: Laws were passed that allowed the government to declare states of emergency when people protested the repealing of laws. Present 2008: Reports that apartheid's legacy is still apparent; man "necklaced" Sources: BBC World Service. "The Story of Africa - Southern Africa." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/12chapter6.shtml>.

The Independent. "Ethnic Cleansing: South Africa's Shame." The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, 25 May 2008. Web. 26 Jan. 2013. <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ethnic-cleansing-south-africas-shame-

Irobi, Emmy G. "Ethnic Conflict Management in Africa: A Comparative Case Study of Nigeria and South Africa | Beyond Intractability." Ethnic Conflict Management in Africa: A Comparative Case Study of Nigeria and South Africa | Beyond Intractability. University of Colorado, May 2005. Web. 06 Feb. 2013. <http://www.beyondintractability.org/casestudy/irobi-ethnic>.

Smitha, Frank E. "Africa into the 1990s." South Africa and Apartheid. Frank E. Smitha., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://www.fsmitha.com/h2/ch34-sa.htm>.

Stanford University. "The History of Apartheid in South Africa." The History of Apartheid in South Africa. Stanford University, n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2013. <http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~cale/cs201/apartheid.hist.html> This is South Africa. By: Daniel Lupo, Michael Crotty, & Charlee Anderson Mini Timeline of Events: This is not. This is Lesotho: an entirely different country. Racism and Segregation 1685: Cape Colony forbids intermarriage
1853: Anyone could vote...as long as they were rich...
1913: Natives Land Act The Natives Land Act A law passed in 1913 by the Parliament of South Africa that stated only certain areas may be inhabited by natives. Certain Areas = about 7% of the total area of South Africa
Racial Segregation became more prominent. Quick Facts: How many people have been affected?
In what ways? The entire population has been affected by the apartheid in South Africa. The apartheid forced families to move from their homes to other regions that have more people of the same ethnicity. The separations caused prejudice and racism throughout South Africa. Natives were the ones most effected by the apartheid; blacks could not attend the same schools or be colleagues with whites while harshly making their job circle smaller. As of 2011, population = 51,770,560
11 Official Languages
Type of Government: Constitutional parliamentary republic
South Africa has 3 capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial), and Cape Town (legislative) How apartheid has affected people... Globally Regionally Locally Currently, South Africa is still picking up the pieces of its past; yet, it is also moving forward in various aspects.
Many black citizens have made it to middle class status within the past two decades.
2006: The first African country to legalize gay marriage
Part of organizations including the United Nations and the World Trade Organization
Another issue: women's rights smaller labor force fewer skilled laborers growth of slums racism segregation unemployment cheap labor for other nations global awareness enhanced social action large income disparities ruined international ties increased crime rates Inequality of access to education The apartheid affected the majority of the population and segregated South Africa. The apartheid started in the mining regions of south Africa to give jobs to the whites. Many ethnic groups where transported many miles away from their homes. Police would escort people that lived in mixed ethnic area to another area. What Is the Spatial Extent Of This Conflict? Thanks For Watching! 1994:
Nelson Mandela becomes president of South Africa
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