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Life under Apartheid deteriorated for most Africans from 1950 to 1970 as the amount of money spent on law and order increased and

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Many Africans lives got worse between the 1950s and the 1970s because of white supremacy, for example, the pass laws. Which meant blacks having to carry pass books around all the time. This is just one of the "Apartheid Laws" which I will be exploring and introducing in the 1950s in my first paragraph. Africans lives didn't only get worse because of white supremacy but also by "Separate (but equal) Development", for example the Bantustans Act, where the different tribes were split into small groups around South Africa. I will be explaining the setting up of this, and what it was like to live there in the 1970s and that in the 1970s Africans still continued to live in terrible conditions, for an example of their poor living conditions. Africans had only 13% of the land where as the whites had 87% meaning it was very crowded for black Africans. In the 1950s, many Apartheid laws were introduced the most important one being The Group Areas Act" Which was when South Africa was divided into different areas where different race groups could live. ...read more.


The effect of this law for blacks was that they could only set up low paid jobs. The separate Amenities Act affected the Africans because parks, benches, bus stops, swimming pools etc were separated into black and white areas. A black worker could enter a white church to clean it but not to pray in it. Meaning blacks were treated differently and separated from whites. If a black person were to go into a white area they would have of needed a "Pass Book". The job reservation laws meant that certain jobs were reserved for certain races. This had a big affect on Africans, for example a black builder could hammer nails into a plank with the front of the hammer but could not use its claw to remove the nail. The main effect was that Africans were seriously restricted in the jobs they could do. All of these laws were very racist, showing that whites were superior to blacks in the 1950s. The 1960s saw the introduction of a new development the Bantustans. This was when tribes such as Zulu, Xhosa, Venda and Sotho were scattered around in South Africa in small groups, meaning that the whites would always have the majority. ...read more.


Unlike white people they had about 1 doctor per 500 people. The effect of this is that white people had more attention than the blacks meaning that they were more likely to die. Africans also had poor living conditions for example overcrowding, because blacks had 13% of the land meaning that their would have been many diseases and malnutrition. This was unlike whites who had 87% of the land, living in the highest standards. Black Africans had a lower life expectancy of living (until 60 yrs) because of the poor and filthy places they lived in. However white's life expectancy was about 72 yrs of age. The pensions black Africans had compared to whites was shocking, Africans had below 100 and whites over 150 per month. Therefore blacks didn't have much medical care, or were not treated fairly and so whites got everything they wanted. Life under Apartheid deteriorated for most Africans from 1950 to 1970 as the amount of money spent on law and order increased and the amount spent on Africans decreased as life got worse and worse for them in the 1950s to the 1970s, and that the government were deliberately making the lives of Africans worse to allow the whites to be better off. ...read more.

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