The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930's and 1940's

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The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930's and 1940's In this essay I will be informing you on everything I know about the treatment of black South Africans in the 1930's and 1940's. I will be explaining how life was in the 1930's when they were under the Afrikaner government. I will be explaining how the second world war made them feel positive about their future and how things changed. I will also be giving you a little of information on the Atlantic Charter and how it also made people feel things were going to change. I will try to make my points clear so you can understand what I might have written. In the 1930's the blacks were under the Afrikaner government. At this…show more content…
The other segregationist laws enlarged the colour bar so that the supplementary expert jobs were kept for whites. The laws put more control on the movement of blacks into towns and they were like prisoners. In the 1940's things started to get better for the black South Africans. They started to feel optimistic and confident because all the whites had gone to war, which meant they weren't they was hardly anyone in the city, so this was a chance for the blacks to move back to the city and try to put their lives back on tracks. The fact that the whites were at war was a major break through for the blacks because the companies would need people to work there. Like the mining and manufacturing companies, they needed people to make all the guns and machines. This was turning point for them for the reason that they got to work in the companies in the city and they will start to earn money like before and would be able to get their lives together again. Many more of them stated leaving the reserves and moved back to the city because the reserves got worse, all the water was dirty; there were no toilets and no more food. The period of war strained Smuts the Prime minister at the time, to loosen up some of the laws. He loosened the law that told blacks to carry a pass if they
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