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Charlotte Mannya Maxeke (1871-1939)

Bronze statue of Charlotte Maxeke, The Long March to Freedom National Heritage Monument, Pretoria

While apartheid is viewed as officially beginning in the year 1948 with the┬áNational Party coming into power, the idea of racial segregation had long been practiced in South Africa prior to this date. Apartheid simply formalised ‘separateness’ through a long list of laws, that were constantly being added to and amended. As a former British […]