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Describe the key factors of the system as it applied to all races of peoples in South Africa.

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Describe the key factors of the system as it applied to all races of peoples in South Africa 1948, a major turning point for South Africa as Apartheid was put into action. Apartheid separated all races, as a result it led into much racial discrimination. Dr Malan had won the General elections, he called it 'a miracle of God', Afrikaners, who formed only a minor 12% of the population had won control over South Africa. Over the next five years Malan's organisation passed several laws to set up the Apartheid state. In the Apartheid state it affected every single aspect of the blacks, coloured and Indian lives. Segregation was constantly displayed with signs; Signs were put up in all public places such as, parks, benches, public toilets, buses, shops, restaurants, cinemas, beaches, post offices etc. Apartheid also affected education, jobs, hospitals and places to live, all was separated by races. ...read more.

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The Group Area Act also was enforced in 1950, 'races are to be separated and live in different areas'. So from this all coloured blacks and a fraction of Indian were forced out of their homes. They were all extremely sad but were helpless and defenceless. 'We are being dumped here very much against our will...' The living conditions that they were forced to live in also was abdominal they were left to live in severe poverty either in Soweto where they were forced to live or in the Homelands. The map displays the segregated areas between the races. Each race was allocated to a specific part of South Africa. It shows that the white population had over 87% of the land with a mere population of 13%. The black population was 76% and had a sheer 13% of the land leaving the coloured and Indian race 6%. These changes meant a longer journey to work, some up to two train journeys. ...read more.

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They banned a leading black news paper WORLD after an article about prison conditions. All these restrictions and laws were set and the blacks coloured and Indians were all being extremely discriminated. Describe the key factors of the system as it applied to all races of peoples in South AfricaThis table below displays the substantial difference the in lives between the black and the whites' population. Over all Blacks, Coloured and Indians were greatly targeted, yet the whites overruled the population. An increase of power went towards the whites and a great deal loss of power to the blacks, Indians and coloured. Hierarchy chart: There was an increase in frustration from the "outside" races, yet as it increased the whites " dug in their heels even more" using tough forces against them. The Suppression of Communism Act 1950 was also placed this prevented supporters of communism and anyone defying apartheid laws. The National Party controlled every single aspect of South Africa life, and their thoroughness was the key to success in keeping the system going. ...read more.

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