2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

International Aspects of Apartheid
Austin J. Roberts
Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentor

The apartheid system that existed in South Africa from 1949 to 1994 is regarded as a systematic abuse of human rights. The National Party instituted the apartheid system after winning the all-white elections in 1949. It existed as a system of overt institutional violence that favored white Afrikaners. The system created a discriminating society on the arbitrary basis of race. The goals of apartheid were twofold; to separate on the basis of race all day-to-day functions and privileges, and to relocate people of particular races to Bantustans. After decades of oppression and opposition, the system was dismantled by the government of president F. W. de Klerk. The nature of the apartheid regime lead to international outrage and action against it. This paper will look at the international aspects of Apartheid; what people outside of South Africa did to resist the apartheid regime, and what the results of those actions were.

Keywords: Apartheid, International, South Africa, Discrimination, Institutional Violence, Racism

Topic(s):Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 56-3
Location: MG 1090
Time: 2:55

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