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In Pictures: Apartheid

South Africa lived under an oppressive and ruthless system of racial segregation for nearly half a century

THE YEARS OF APARTHEID

TORMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS

A group of children stare out from behind the barbed-wire fence encircling their Johannesburg township. As part of the allwhite government’s ‘resettlement’ plans giving 80 per cent of the land to the white minority – 3.5 million non-whites are forced to leave their homes and live in segregated, poorly provided-for areas.

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AT A GLANCE

For almost 50 ivided South Africa. Apartheid segregation div parateness’ in Afrikaans protected (meaning ‘separ rity rule by controlling the non-white white minority lation in all aspects of life, from what 50 years,a system of racial populatio cilities they could use to where they could facilitieive. There was fierce opposition both inside the live. T country – introducing the world to one of the 20th century Nelson Mandela – and on the international stage 's most influential figures,before apartheid’s symbolic end in 1994.

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