This spiraled out of control under Dr. Daniel Malan when he became Prime Minister because the Afrikaans (white South Africans) were worried black people had started taking over skilled and semi-skilled jobs and black workers were moving into the cities/towns and staying. Many didn’t know what apartheid meant but they did know it kept the white people separate from the black people. Life during apartheid was difficult. During this time The National Party kept making ne... ... middle of paper ... ...is country was free. This finally happened in 1990 with the ending of apartheid.
With the National Party in power, they made black South African life miserable which continues to exist in South Africa’s society today. To decrease the political power of black South Africans even more, they were divided along tribal lines. During apartheid in South Africa, The National Party, along with the help of the white social classes damaged the social and political life of black South Africans which continue to leave a devastating effect on South Africa today. Black’s education was affected greatly by the National Party during the era of apartheid. Black education was poorly funded, less than half of the children between the ages of seven and sixteen attended school in 1949.
Blacks shared the pain of Apartheid in one of the darkest periods in history. Blacks were horribly oppressed by tyrants who obliterated their happy, healthy lives for nothing more then their own interests. Many Laws were passed that restricted blacks from the freedoms that all people should rightfully obtain from birth. White South Africans took the black population by the throat, making it hard for blacks to live as happy people. Black South Africans were held in a form of imprisonment and could do little to fight back, causing Apartheid to be one of the darkest periods in black history.
The counties history is one filled with copious amounts of racism and has left communities searching for answers and reparation. Broad-Based Black Economic Employment (B-BBEE) act is suppose to help previously disadvantaged people of Apartheid in securing employment. Unfortunately B-BBEE hasn’t been implemented appropriately by current South African government. It is rather punishing the oppressors of the past, than empowering those victims in the future. As a result of the inappropiate B-BBEE application, ownership positions are being administered to under qualified employees.Therefore increasing the probability of the business failing.
In many instances, American citizens have been deprived of such a dream because other fellow citizens are prejudice. This bigotry suppresses the African-American people in the crime filled ghetto in which few blacks make it to old age much less with a decent home and a retirement fund. Many things impede the African Americans' quest for their dream, such as the media and music. "The history of the Black American is largely the story of their struggle for freedom and equality" . Since the dawn of time the color black has always signified something Dirty, soiled, evil, wicked, disgraceful and without hope.
The negative impact that the apartheid policies has had and continue to affect the black population is through economic discrimination. National identity within the country has not been able to be translated into domestic tolerance and peace. South Africa is considered to be a very multiracial and multiethnic society that is joined by a lot of foreign nationals ever since it was declared a democratic country. During the apartheid regime the government would only put in place policy documents that would strive to ensure the separation on racial development which also used their homelands policy in order to divide and conquer the many ethnic and tribal groups that live in the country. The homelands (also known as Bantustans) were legally closed down during 1994, when they still existed many citizens were never identified with nor visit their undesirable homelands.
Thesis Statement: Apartheid may have been a horrible era in South African history, but only so because the whites were forced to take action against the outrageous and threatening deeds of the blacks in order to sustain their power. United Nations members, and fellow concerned citizens, the world must discuss with the consequences of the initiation of apartheid. Apartheid, the separation of races completely, has become a horrible era in South African history, and has killed many innocent victims. However, the blacks of South Africa brought death upon themselves. Therefore, please pledge your support to the whites of South Africa in an attempt to save as many lives as possible in as short a time as we have.
However that is where the shortage of skills in South Africa is evident, the youth are both uneducated; leaving a gap in the labour market, or the circle continues and they are educated with no employment. In consequence to the fact that the past of South Africa has an influence on the current state of th... ... middle of paper ... ...ine in the the national tax base as fewer people are able to contribute by paying taxes (Adams, 2006:46). A additional constraint to economic growth includes those people that are too ill to work, as they not only represent lost economic output (Levinsohn, 2013:98) but also contribute to unproductive government spending which include direct and indirect costs relating to the impact of the HIV Aids virus (Oostheimer, 2004). National finance is thus negatively effected and government’s ability to finance public expenditure is weakened (Adams, 2006:46). Hence the ability to accumulate human capital for an economy to grow is decreased as government spending is cut by fruitless welfare and the funds needed to distribute finance capital into the education sector for skills development and future economic growth of this country is severly compromised (Adams, 2006:46).
Too many young African Americans are giving up the life and freedoms many fought hard to gain and the rising tuition costs are not helping. As one can see, the growing cost of education negatively affects students. Most students spend over half of their paychecks trying to pay back debt which was obtained while trying to pay for an education. With this in mind, many parents are also having to overwork themselves to pay off debt as a result of sending their children to college. African American students face a great deal of struggle because of the cost of education; however, students of all races and backgrounds are seeing less and less opportunities for advancement because of the growing cost of a college
So those who didn’t receive education before received lower paying job or no job at all. This is just another challenge that South Africa is trying to face that is still connected to imperialism. In conclusion, you are still able to see the different affects that imperialism had on South Africa. While there were some positive effects of imperialism, most of them are negative. I think Southern Africa would have been better off if Great Britain hadn’t tried to interfere in their country.