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Rosemary Mulholland's new book focuses on the struggle by the black majority for political and social freedom
in South Africa. The book begins with an account of the origins of racism, segregation and republicanism
before 1948. It then concentrates on the history of South Africa following the establishment of the apartheid
regime. Topics include apartheid in practice, the emergence of protest movements, the Sharpeville massacre,
the growing pressures for change, the end of apartheid and Nelson Mandela's appointment as president. This
highly illustrated text is based around lead questions and activities. It provides essential knowledge through
background briefings; encourages analysis of the issues through investigations; contains review sections to
aid clarity and allow students opportunities for revision.
Apartheid – old wine in new bottles; Legislation for inequality 1910–48; Politics in a changing society; The
impact of the Second World War; 1948 – Triumph of the Nationalists; Review: The making of the apartheid state;
The apartheid state; Apartheid in practice; Coloured voting rights; Education; review: Legalising the
apartheid state; Opposing apartheid; Sharpeville; The state grows in confidence; Protest becomes violent;
Youthful resistance; Review: Resisting apartheid; The regime weakens; The forces for change; Change at last;
Review: The end of apartheid.
Extract from book:
"How did the government stifle opposition?
All opposition was met with harsh measures by the government and secret police.Political activists were soon
arrested and sometimes tortured or murdered. A number met their death by 'falling out of windows' at the
headquarters of the secret police. The police usually explained that they were 'attempting to escape'.
Banning orders, which were signed by the Minister of Justice, were a useful tool for the government. They
stopped the person named in the order from writing, broadcasting, being quoted, attending meetings, or from
leaving a particular area without permission from a magistrate. Any gathering that, in the opinion of the
Minister of Justice, might 'seriously endanger public peace' could also be banned, as could any publication
or political organization.
Newspapers opposed to the regime were censored and some were banned. Anyone who wrote articles critical of any
aspect of government policy could be prosecuted.
People who were arrested could be detained without trial for 90 days. Later this was extended to 180 days. This
frightened many people.
If necessary, the government could always declare a state of emergency. This meant it could ignore any laws
that might have prevented heavy-handed or brutal action against its enemies. Many opponents of apartheid fled
SOUTH AFRICA 1948-1994 by Rosemary Mulholland
Taschenbuch - 65 Seiten - Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 18. September 1997
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