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Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister 1958-1966

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Introduction

Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister 1958-1966 Verwoerd wanted: * An all white South Africa by 1978. * The complete and permanent division of races in South Africa. * The National Party now controlled the South African police, courts, media, civil services, all levels of government and the army. ...read more.

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self-governing homelands for non-whites. These homelands were known as 'Bantustans'. * He hoped to 'cleanse' the rest of South Africa of non-whites and force them into these reserves. * Verwoerd planned to monitor the economy and government of these new Bantustans and prepare them for self-rule. ...read more.

Conclusion

* They were too overcrowded and financially weak to stand any chance of prosperity. * Each Bantustan had its own leader. Each leader was approved by the National party and was little more than a puppet leader. * The movement of blacks in and out of Bantustans was theoretically banned but many blacks survived by illegally commuting into white districts. ...read more.

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