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APARTHEID Apartheid is the political policy of racial segregation In Afrikaans it means apartness and it was pioneered in 1948 by the South African National Party when it came to power Not only did apartheid seperate whites from non-whites it also segregated the Blacks Africans from the Coloureds Indians Asians All things such as jobs schools railway stations beaches park benches public toilets and even parliament Apartheid also prevented blacks from living in white areas This brought about the hated pass laws These laws required any non-white to carry a pass on him or her Unless it was stamped on their pass they were not allowed to stay in a white area for more than 72 hours Despite the fact that the whites only make up just over 14 of the population they own 863 of the land However it must be said that the Afrikaaners are entitled to the Orange Free State and Transvaal as they were first to use it after the Great Trek of 1836 The average South African White earns eight times as much as the average black man Coloureds earn three times as much as black while colords earn well over half of what whites earn AFRICANS 273 Rand per month COLOUREDS 624 Rand per month ASIANS 1072 Rand per month WHITES 1834 Rand per month
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