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1 Where and when do you think these signs are from?

2 Resources and Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa

3 Essential Question Are resources and power distributed equally amongst the various ethnic groups in South Africa? Are resources and power distributed equally amongst the various ethnic groups in South Africa?

4 A Brief History of South Africa First black South Africans arrived about 2,000 years ago. First black South Africans arrived about 2,000 years ago. Boers, Dutch farmers, arrived in Boers, Dutch farmers, arrived in British farmers arrived in British farmers arrived in Asians arrived in the 1860s from India to work for British colonists. Asians arrived in the 1860s from India to work for British colonists.

5 A Multiracial Society Black: African Black: African White: Dutch and British White: Dutch and British Colored: Mixed B & W Colored: Mixed B & W Asian: Indian Asian: Indian

6 Apartheid (Separateness) : former official policy of separating people according to race. : former official policy of separating people according to race

7 Apartheid Social Hierarchy Whites had all political & economic power. Whites had all political & economic power. Asians & coloreds were 2 nd -class citizens. Asians & coloreds were 2 nd -class citizens. Blacks were the lowest class. Blacks were the lowest class. forced to live in poor, rural areas. forced to live in poor, rural areas. couldnt move freely through the country. couldnt move freely through the country.

8 A South African Black Township under Apartheid

9 A South African Apartheid Passbook

10 Protests Lead to Change Nelson Mandela: Lawyer who led the fight to end apartheid. Jailed for 27 years for his protest Nearly 600 died in the struggle.

11 Apartheid ended in Mandela was elected the countrys first black president. Later won the Nobel Peace Prize Waiting to Vote in Soweto, South Africa, 1994

12 Assignment: South Africa Graph Analysis ELT: Explain how the uneven distribution of resources can lead to conflict among cultural groups. Are resources equitably distributed amongst ethnic groups in South Africa today? Analyze various demographic graphs to find out?

13 Works Cited "A South African Township." Web. 25 Oct "Defiance Campaign March in Johannesburg." BBC News. Web. 26 Oct "For Use by White Persons." Apartheid South Africa. Web. 24 Oct Hart, Diane. Geography Alive Regions and People. Palo Alto, CA: Teacher's Curriculum Institute, Print. "Nelson Mandela." Biography of Nelson Mandela. Web. 26 Oct "South Africa Passbook." UV April Web. 25 Oct "Waiting to Vote in Soweto, South Africa, 1994." VOTE!. Web. 26 Oct


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