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The recent variation of the atlas (first released because the Atlas of Apartheid) offers a finished advent and precise research of the spatial impression of apartheid in South Africa. It covers the interval of the nationwide get together govt of 1948 to 1994, and emphasises the alterations and the ongoing legacy this offers to South Africans before everything of the twenty first century. The Atlas makes the original contribution of providing the coverage and its influence in visible, spatial kinds by means of together with over 70 maps, a hugely acceptable process given that apartheid was once concerning the keep an eye on of area and particular areas.

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27). The residential options open to Coloured and Indian people were therefore progressively restricted, although not to the same extent as those open to African people (Kuper et al. 1958). Segregation within the urban areas of South Africa was accordingly well advanced by the time the National Party came to power in 1948, and was at a similar level to that experienced by the Black population of the United States at the same time (Massey and Denton 1993). Only the Coloured and White communities in the western portion of the Cape Province experienced anything approaching an integrated residential pattern.

On the basis of acculturation the descendants of the Khoisan population were also included, as they were also incorporated linguistically into the Afrikaans-speaking population. The Coloured community thus included a wide diversity of origins, which varied according to the region concerned. 11 Percentage of population returned as Asian, 1951 Source: Computed from South Africa (1955) Population Census 1951, Pretoria: Government Printer THE ECONOMY The colonial economy was dominated by the international market and its links to the interior of the subcontinent.

Although African municipal estates tended to be grouped in formal locations, those for the Coloured and White populations tended to be dispersed throughout the poorer parts of towns, without any concept of broad urban divisions. 27 (see page 42) indicates the situation of such estates within the wider zoning practices of the private housing market. The Indian community was also the target of various discriminatory measures from colonial times onwards. In the 1890s the Transvaal government sought to restrict the commercial activities of Indians.

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