Apartheid In South Africa

Canada is still correcting unjust treatment of our Aboriginal citizens, and
the end is not yet in sight. However, Canada has a better record, than
another former British colony, South Africa. For 250 years, South African
treatment of its original peoples, was an international shame.

"Apartheid" meaning 'separateness' was the law and the policy of South
Africa that defined an evil, racist system of denying the rights of non-
white people in the country.

Apartheid created a nation where a minority of white citizens enjoyed
prosperity and health, by dominating 5 times as many non-whites. The whites
kept the non-whites poor, malnourished, poorly educated and without even
the ...

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a few years... the first election to allow
all citizens to vote for a new government and a new system came took place
only in 1994, after decades of racial injustice.

That first free, all-race election chose a black man, Nelson Manila,
elected President of South Africa... after he spent 26 years in jail, for
opposing the 'apartheid' of the former white supremacist government.

South Africa's reform came very slowly and painfully, after many years of
widespread injustice, racial discrimination, bloodshed, and violence
against its non-white citizens.

Non-violent resistance, combined with organized underground sabotage and
terrorism by the African National Congress in 1961. ANC leader Nelson
Manila was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in 1964. Government
crackdowns defeated the underground... until a rebellion in Soweto was
crushed by the South African forces with heavy loss of life, in 1976.

An unsuccessful bid to invade neighbouring Angola at the same time led to ...

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citi-zens of
Indian or Pakistani decent.

The UN report does not mention Mahatma Ghandi. Ghandi, a British-educated
lawyer born in India, moved to South Africa in 1893, a century before the
end of apartheid. Ghandi lived there for twenty-one years, protesting the
racial discrimination he faced. Seeking his legal rights as a British
subject in British-ruled South Africa, Ghandi organized "civil
disobedience" protests against racial discrimination, for example, a strike
among Indian miners.

Ghandi won only minor reforms in South Africa, despite being arrested many
times. Ironically, Ghandi won British medals, as a medic during the Boer
War and the Zulu Rebellion, in South Africa. Ghandi ...

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