What was life like in South Africa c1948-59?

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What are the four racial categories in South Africa?
White, African (black), Coloured and Indians
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What was the largest African kingdom?
Zulu
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How many Africans were there in 1951?
8.5 million
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How many Afrikaners were there in 1951?
1.6 million
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Why were Afrikaners and the British divided?
Because of the Boer War (1899-1902), British taking over Afrikaners land
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How many British whites were there in 1951?
1 million
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How many Coloured people were there in 1951?
1.1 million
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When did South Africa become a self-governing territory?
1910
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When could white women vote in South Africa?
1930
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How much of the population was white?
21%
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What is ISCOR?
The state's steel and iron industry
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What drove South Africa's industry in 1948?
Difficulties importing goods from Britain during WW2, and the discovery of Gold
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How many whites went to serve in the armed forces? What did this mean for Africans?
180,000 and it created employment opportunities for blacks
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What was the poor white problem?
Afrikaners who couldn't make a living which concerned government and churches, wanted them separated from the poor Africans. Whites also had the vote so impacted elections.
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What is a township?
Underdeveloped urban areas that were allocated to Africans
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How much of the land did whites own?
80%
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What is baaskap?
Racial authority
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What are reserves?
Protected African rural land that is communally owned
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How much food did reserves produce?
50% of their own food
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When was the Great Trek centenary and what was it?
1938 - Afrikaners searched for land to establish their own homeland that was independent of British rule
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What magazine generated Afrikaner pride?
Huisgenoot, meaning housemate
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