1948: South Africa Embraces Apartheid

In a general election, a Nationalist Afrikaaner bloc led by Daniel Malan defeated the coalition of United and Labor Parties under Prime Minister Smuts.

The new government had been elected on a platform of racial segregation (apartheid) and soon this policy was executed.  

The new government banned marriages between whites and non-whites. It also passed the Group Areas Bill that further divided the country into zones for separate ethnic groups.

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Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.

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