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GE 350 World Geography
Assignment 06 – Africa
February 6, 2013
Africa’s Apartheid Policy

South Africa has suffered a great amount throughout the last few centuries. One of South Africa’s most devastating events was the Apartheid Policy. It was initiated and passed in an unfair manner. The Apartheid policy was very damaging to the economy, citizens and environment of South Africa.

South Africa is a region located in the continent of Africa. In most textbooks, South Africa is defined as the region of Africa South of the Sahara. The major urban areas of Southern Africa are Lusaka, Zambia; Harare, Zimbabue; Luanda, Angola; Durban, South Africa; Antananarivo, Madagascar; Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Ekurhuleni (East Rand), South Africa; and Maputo, Mozambique. The lands South of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Southern Africa. “The population distribution of Africa South of Sahara reflects cultural history, environmental challenges, and external influences. The highest densities are often found in lands where traditional empire organization was followed by colonial product extraction.”pg.227, Bradshaw. This region has some of the World’s highest volume of valuable minerals, which include, steel constituents, gold, diamonds, and platinum.

“In 1948 the apartheid policy was passed into law, including a “petit apartheid” of separated ethnic groups and a “grand apartheid” of relocating black Africans to homeland areas. The black Africans were regarded merely as laborers for whites and each was assigned to a homeland or temporary urban location.” Pg.226, Bradshaw. In South Africa, the segregated political system is called the Apartheid Policy. The Nationalist Party was elected into office in 1948 and they pushed to legalize racism. The Apartheid Policy is a political system in South Africa that lasted from 1948 to the early 1990s. The Overall goal of the Apartheid Policy was to give privileges to those of European...