To What Extent Did The Collapse Of Apartheid South Africa ( 1991 ) Really Bring About Change For The Bantu Population
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To what extent did the collapse of Apartheid in South Africa (1991) really bring about change for the Bantu population?
The collapse of Apartheid in South Africa (1991) brought only a small amount of change for the Bantu population. South still faces racism in society, due to the continual domination by the “white” population with race interaction limited to the false “rainbow” television campaigns and promotional Africa strategies. At the close of Apartheid, a number of false statements were used to convince the people of South Africa of this ideology. “A rainbow nation where reconciliation without justice had virtue.” This illusion of equality is still evident through the “white” socioeconomic clubs and areas still maintaining apartheid…show more content…
Apartheid was a reaction by these Afrikaners to this rapid change. This insistence on racial apartness became the political and legal doctrine of apartheid. “It was an accepted Government policy that the Bantu (native) are only temporarily residents in the European (white) areas of the Republic for as long as they offer their labour there.”- (The Department of Bantu Administration and Administration 1957)
This injustice of apartheid towards the Bantu population is evident through the unfair distribution of land. 80% of South Africa’s land was given to the white minority population of the time, despite the fact that they consisted of less than 10% of the population. The government also introduced ‘influx’ control laws to limit the number of permits released to black South Africans allowing them to leave their homelands and work in cities or on white farms. The white government’s forceful policies included little to no spending on significant finances, which constructed services in the Bantu Homelands. “Schools hospitals and public transport, reliable electricity and running water, public telephones and sewerage systems were rare.” (L. Thompson, op cit, p 201.) This inequality and unfairness towards the Bantu population was evident for many years before apartheid collapsed.
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