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South Africa and Apartheid
Transcript of South Africa and Apartheid
The discovery of diamonds in 1900 resulted in an English invasion which sparked the Boer War, between English and Dutch
The English won, but granted South Africa independence in 1910
South Africa was independent but Dutch and English maintained great power
Everyone was “racially classified” as white, black (African) or colored (non-whites and non-blacks)
Classification based on appearance, social acceptance and descent
All blacks had to carry “pass books” with fingerprints, photos and information What is apartheid? Twice the
size of Texas 1902 – The beginning of apartheid
1948 - Official white minority rule begins South Africa--an official system of racial segregation
EXPLORE APARTHEID and its history (you'll need to copy the ENTIRE link): http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~cale/cs201/apartheid.hist.html Apartheid in