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Township Experience (long entry)

January 18th 2012
Today's activity was optional and among the choices was a tour of the local townships. Townships consist of the old segregated areas of Cape Town that were created as a result of Apartheid. Apartheid, also known as the Forced Removal Period, was the government sponsored separation of people by color. Whites were given access to the best homes, schools, and neighborhoods. Non-white people o ... read more
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South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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