Apartheid and South Africa Human Rights Violation
- All-white National Party comes to power in 1948
- Apartheid (separate or apart) was their main agenda
- A doctrine of white supremacy and separate development
- Non-whites South Africans could no longer:
- Marry outside of their own race
- Choose where to lived
- Travel where they liked
- The whites made up 15% of the population yet owned 87% of the land
- Non-whites were forced to live on Bantustans
- Enforced by the army and police force
In 1948, a white supremacy National Party came into party and introduced the apartheid. This limited the black people's rights and freedoms; such as not being able to marry outside their own race, choose where they lived, or travel wherever they wanted. Even though white people only occupied 15% of the population, they owned a whooping 87% of the land. These laws were enforced by the army and police.
Question: How could a population that only made up 15% of the population have so much power?