Another factor which can be seen as a cause of the implementation of apartheid is the loyalty black Africans had towards the British. Translated from the Afrikaans meaning 'apartness ', apartheid was the ideology supported by the National Party government. The system was first introduced in South Africa in 1948 and was known as segregation. Segregation called for the separate development of the different racial groups in South Africa. On paper it appeared to call for equal development and freedom of cultural expression, but the way in which it was implemented made this impossible.
(Jackson, 1987). It is the cycle of poverty based on race. When an ethnic group, or a specific race does not have job opportunities as much as dominant group does, they make less money, so that they can only afford cheap residences in isolated neighborhoods, they are excluded and as a result they cannot easily get jobs since they have been excluded. Even housing demand of ethnic groups is supplied by a governmental agencies, it fails to look for locations near jobs and important infrastructure, like working schools, decent public transportation, and other services. (GIA, 2009) Another relevant example relating to institutional racism is that, in nearly all West European countries, Labor market legislation discriminates against foreigners.
It was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation from 1948 to 1994. The majority black inhabitants were curtailed of rights, associations, and movements. It was caused by the race diversity between the white people and black people. After donkey years, the negative effects of the Apartheid system were still obvious. Public facilities are divided according to the different races.
The non-white political representation was abolished in the 1970, and starting in that year, the black people were deprived of their citizenship, legally becoming citizens of one of 10 tribally based self-governing homelands, four of which became independent states. The government segregated education, medical care, beaches, and other public services and provided black people with services that were inferior to white people. Apartheid sparked significant internal resistance of violence. Starting in the 1950s, a series of popular uprisings and protests resulted in a retaliatory ban and the imprisonment of anti-apartheid leaders. Along with the sanctions placed on South Africa by the international community, this made it increasingly difficult for the government to maintain the regime.
The laws forced different racial groups to live separately and develop separately, in grossly unequal conditions. Apartheid was unique in that it made the social culture of racial segregation in South Africa more enforced than it already was through legislation when the Afrikaner Nationalist Party came to power in 1948. Anti-Apartheid movements in the late 1950’s and early 1960s took many forms domestically and to an extent internationally. In 1959, a boycott campaign started by exiled South African anti-Apartheid activists took place in England with aim of influencing and not overthrowing the South African government through sanctions of South African goods. However, an otherwise peaceful tactic towards reform was transformed by the shootings at Sharpeville, a police led massacre of peaceful protesters killing 69 and wounding 181.
By the 1960s, the affliction of Apartheid and respression of internal opposition in South Africa had still not ceased to desist, despite growing world criticism of South Africa 's racially discriminatory policies. The basic ideological premise of apartheid was that blacks were not really full citizens of South Africa and, therefore, were not entitled to any official representation. Most Africans had little say in the conduct of the state affairs in their countries and were exploited, manipulated or simply left aside and forgotten. Thousands of Africans, Asians and other groups (ultimately numbering about 3.5 million by the 1980s) were removed from white areas into the land set aside for other racial groups. Under apartheid, over 80% of the land was held by 13% of the population.
The apartheid government manipulated the minds of black South Africans in such a way that they viewed themselves as incomplete and insignificant, especially in relation to the white man. This made the black man easier to oppress politically, economically and socially. One could argue that mental oppression or psychological oppression is a precondition to political oppression, particularly the oppression that occurred in apartheid South Africa. If one accepts such an idea, one can begin to see the importance of Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness Movement. It is through consciousness that freedom can be achieved by the black man.
The book was in the perspective of someone who was forced to lived in apartheid, and I believe Mathabane’s purpose for this book was to inform people outside of South Africa about what apartheid was and why it needed to be abolished because it could not be reformed. In the Apartheid Regime every Black African living in the ghetto, the age sixteen and up, had to have a passbook that was in order, in order to live in the city they resided in. In chapter 6, Mathabane had realized that the passbooks were the black man’s passport to existence (36). This was how the government controlled and manipulated the Black Africans, and this is what apartheid
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