South Africa-Segregation

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South Africa Paper Discrimination against nonwhites was inherent in South African society from the earliest days. Since the British settled in South Africa in 1795 there has been social, economic, and political exclusion, being ruled by whites despite the fact that whites held about 10% of the population. (Msft. Encarta) Segregation and inequality between whites and other races had existed as a matter of custom and practice, but after 1948 these practices were made into laws that would …

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…important events in their history are the Boer war, South Africa’s independence, the induction of apartheid policies, and the end of apartheid. These four incidents, but not just these four, molded South Africa into the country it is today. The fight for independence as well as the fight to end apartheid was fought for the purpose of gaining and keeping the rights that the ethnic citizens, and South African people as a whole, deserved.