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apartheid
Separation of racial and ethnic group and limits on the rights of black african in S. Africa
Afrikaner
One group of white europeans in south africa descended from dutch settler of the 17th century
Afrikaans
A language of dutch origins brought to S. africa by protestant settlers in the 17th century and an official language of south africa
pass laws
A form of internal passport system in south africa designed to segregate and manage non white workers
township
A poor residential development that confined non white living near or working in white only communities
homeland
Areas to which the majority of the black population was moved to prevent them from living in the urban areas of south africa
state of emergency
A time period in which the white government limited political protest through increased and often brutal police powers
African National Congress (ANC)
A social democratic political party made up primarily of black South Africans who pushed for the end of apartheid
Nelson Mandela
an anti-apartheid revolutionary leader who became the first black president of South Africa
Robben Island
an Afrikaner prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years in jail
sanction
an action that is taken or an order that is given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc.
F.W. DeKlerk
S. African president from 1989 - 1994 who helped bring an end to apartheid
Bishop Desmond Tutu
the Archbishop of Cape Town who made a name as a social rights activist and opponent of apartheid
Truth and Reconciliation Commission
a court-like judicial body who heard testimony about apartheid and granted amnesty (pardon) for any person willing to confess to apartheid crimes

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