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By A.J Christopher

The hot version of the atlas (first released because the Atlas of Apartheid) offers a accomplished creation and specific research of the spatial influence of apartheid in South Africa. It covers the interval of the nationwide occasion executive of 1948 to 1994, and emphasises the alterations and the ongoing legacy this offers to South Africans firstly of the twenty first century. The Atlas makes the original contribution of offering the coverage and its influence in visible, spatial varieties by way of together with over 70 maps, a hugely applicable strategy due to the fact apartheid used to be concerning the keep watch over of area and particular areas.

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In 1923 General Hertzog was able to form a government with the support of the Labour Party, which was particularly strong among English-speaking White mineworkers on the Witwatersrand. Racial protection through urban segregation and industrial job reservation for Whites provided a joint programme for the two parties. In 1933 the world economic crisis led to a political accommodation between Generals Hertzog and Smuts to form the United Party. F. Malan established a rival Purified (later Reunited) National Party and proceeded to gain Afrikaner support until gaining power in the election in 1948.

11). Smaller numbers of Chinese emigrated to South Africa between 1890 and 1949 and form a distinct subgroup largely engaged in trade (Yap and Man 1996). 10 Percentage of population returned as African, 1951 Source: Computed from South Africa (1955) Population Census 1951, Pretoria: Government Printer catered for in the above categories. 12). The main component was made up of the people of mixed European ancestry, who were socially excluded from being accepted as European. Also included were the descendants of the slaves imported into the Cape Colony by the Dutch in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The development of the mining industry in the last third of the nineteenth century transformed the national economy dramatically. Revenues generated by the mining of diamonds at Kimberley and gold on the Witwatersrand were invested in massive infrastructural and conspicuous spending. More particularly, industrialization which had begun in the coastal port cities in the 1850s proceeded rapidly. Urbanization on a substantial scale was initiated with a demand for labour in the mines and the attendant services.

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