Study the maps and read the articles there and below, and answer the questions in the South Africa Study Guide Questionson paper given to you by Mr. Neu. Put these in the Grade 8 box in Mr. Neu's room.
Ancestry: The ancestors of South Africa's population include people from Africa, Asia, and Europe. From the late 1940's to the early 1990's, the government enforced a policy of rigid racial segregation called apartheid.Apartheid means separateness in Afrikaans, a language spoken in South Africa. Under apartheid, the government officially categorized the people into four main racial groups: (1) African (black), (2) white, (3) Coloured (mixed-race), and (4) Asian. The government segregated the groups in housing, education, and employment, and in the use of transportation and other public facilities. Even after apartheid ended, the four groups remained generally separated. This separation is slowly becoming less.