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    • jipol
    • 04.01.10 | 21:39 (IST)

    According to Akiva Eldar "One of the myths among whites in South Africa was that "blacks want to throw us into the sea."." I never heard white South Africans express this idea. White fears revolved more around getting slaughtered in their beds. I did a quick internet search to see if I could find some reference to this and found none. Again according to Akiva Eldar "Many of apartheid's practices were formally based on security, mostly those involving restrictions on movement. Thus, for example, at a fairly early stage, black citizens needed permits to move around the country". The system of restriction of movement of Blacks known as the Pass system was introduced at period when violence in South Africa was very low and there was no terrorism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pass_laws a summary of pass laws never mentions security. The Pass system was the key element in enforcing Apartheid. Under Apartheid 87% of South Africa was designated for whites the rest was designate

    from the article: Are Israel and apartheid South Africa really different?
    First published 01:09 04.01.10 | Last updated 13:47 04.01.10
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