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Volume 4, Numéro 2, Pages 232-249

Apartheid: An Overview Of Its Origins, Application, And The Struggle Against Its Policies (1948-1969)

Authors : Benketaf Hafid .

Abstract

The independence of the African countries after World War II announced the end of the colonial era either through armed revolts or political negotiations. South Africa was the only exception to this rule because of the unique form of colonisation that existed known as ‘domestic colonisation.’ The latter helped in the concentration of the country’s wealth and governance in the hands of a minority of whites that established a racist and rigid system of government over the other ethnic groups. South Africa moved gradually to the establishment of a totalitarian state that applied racial discrimination through a system of government known worldwide as Apartheid. Opposition to Apartheid started in South African where non-white activists and even some whites played an important role in incriminating the Regime within the international community.

Keywords

Apartheid