Apartheid Effects on Women Research Paper by Master Researcher

Apartheid Effects on Women
An examination on the effects of apartheid on sub-Saharan women.
# 38700 | 3,650 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 14, 2003 in Anthropology (African) , History (African) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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This paper examines first the general history of apartheid in South Africa, and then continues through examining the various perceptions held towards apartheid by Africans and the women in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper then provides a post- apartheid assessment to examine the effects that apartheid has had on African women's lifestyles.

A History of Apartheid
The Effects of Apartheid on South African Society
Women in Africa - A Post- Apartheid Assessment

From the Paper:

"In the seventeenth century, the English and the Dutch began the process of colonizing South Africa. From the outset, this process impacted the native African people, for: "No longer were they the deciders of their own destiny as the British . . . enforced a vigorous policy of Anglicization." (Leach: 1987) The conflict between the descendants of the English and the Dutch settlers drove the Dutch to abandon their original colonies and move further inland, where they established the colonies of the Orange Free State and Transvaal. It was the extremely unfortunate luck of the Dutch descendents that diamonds were found within these new colonies for two reasons, for slavery quickly began in South Africa where black Africans were used to extremes in the diamond mines, where various abuses occurred. One source found that: "...stark naked, they then proceed to the searching room, where their mouths, their hair, their toes, their armpits, and every portion of their body are subject to an elaborate examination. White men would never submit to such a process..." (Sampson: 1987). The second reason - and one that directly lead to the establishment of the apartheid system - was that the English immediately launched a military campaign which ripped through the area. Called the Boer War, the attack dominated much of the regions colonized by the Dutch and left the Dutch in a position of tenuous control: It was only after the colonies gained independence from England that the two European parties were able to reconcile their differences and establish a political system within Africa that was, at least at face value, independent from the European motherlands."

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