Apartheid 1948-1980

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  • Elections

    The National Party was elected into parliament and immediatly started the apartheid laws
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  • Prime Minister of South Africa

    Prime Minister of South Africa
    Daniel François Malan
  • Prohibitation of mixed marriage Act

  • The Population Registration Act

    South African People were identified and registered from birth as one of four distinct racial groups: White, Coloured, Bantu (Black African), and other.
  • The Group Areas Act

    set aside specific communities for each of the races (white, colored (mixed race or Indian), and native (African/black). Mixed race families were forced to live seperatly
  • The Bantu Homelands act

    Land reserved for black Africans, became independent nations.
  • Abolition of passes and Co-ordination of Documents Act

    Requires Africans to carry identification (misleading name).
  • The Reservation of Separate Amenities Act

    established "separate but not necessarily equal" parks, beaches, post offices, and other public places for whites and non-whites.
  • Bantu Education Act

    Seperate Education for black and white people.
  • 20 000 Women prostest against the Passlaws

  • Sharpville Massacre & Banning of ANC and PAC

    A large group of blacks in the town of Sharpeville refused to carry their passes. The government declares a state of emergency and responds with fines, imprisonment, and whippings. In all, 69 people die and 187 people are wounded. AND on that day ANC and PAC were banned (offically April)
  • SA became a Repuplic

    Sa Quit the commonwealth
  • Madiba Jailed!

    Madiba Jailed!
    Nelson Mandela, head of the African National Congress, is improsened After the Revonia Trial for high treason.
  • District 6 declared as a white area

  • Hendrik Verwoerd was assassinated in Cape Town

    President Verwoerd was assassinated by Dimitri Tsfendas
  • The Soweto uprising

    People (mostly high school pupils) in Soweto riot and demonstrate against discrimination and instruction in Afrikaans. The police react with gunfire. 176 people killed. Protesters against apartheid link arms in a show of resistance.
  • International Apartheid boycott

    People and governments around the world launch an international campaign to boycott South Africa. Some countries ban the import of South African products, and citizens of many countries pressure major companies to pull out of South Africa.