Apartheid was created as a means of cementing economic and social control over South Africa and its resources. The country was colonized by the English and the Dutch in the 17th century. Yet, when gold was discovered in ... More »

The anti-apartheid movement was an international response to the formalized discrimination policies of the National Party in South Africa, known as apartheid. The movement grew out of the boycott of South African goods t... More »

South Africa became a country as a result of the South Africa Act of 1909, an act passed by the British Parliament that gave the former colony autonomy. The Statute of Westminster in 1931 made South Africa fully sovereig... More »

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Apartheid was instituted as a widespread systematic effort to concretize racial segregation and white supremacy in South Africa during the 20th century. It was meant to ensure white control over both the economy as well ... More »

Between 1948 and 1994, apartheid caused segregation in South Africa, which created inequality between whites and blacks. A white government took control of the country in 1948, forcing blacks to use separate facilities. More »

South Africa became independent from Great Britain on December 11, 1931, but the British monarch remained head of state. On May 31, 1961, the country became a republic, severing all formal ties with Great Britain. More »

The all-white National Party started apartheid in South Africa. The party seized power in 1948 and proceeded to enforce previously existing segregation policies. More »