Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another



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South Africa and Apartheid WebQuest Name ____________________

( taken from www.westlake.k12.oh.us)

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another . . .” – Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address, Pretoria (May 9, 1994)

This Web Quest is designed to help you familiarize yourself with South Africa and apartheid. To open each link, either copy/paste into a web browser, or ctrl-click each link. Upon completion, email to jpatton1@pkwy.k12.mo.us

Site 1: www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/teach

1. Who were some of the European groups to colonize in South Africa? What problems did this cause for people native to South Africa?

2. What did the South Africa Act do?

3. What is apartheid?

4. What is the Group Areas Act of 1950?

5. Who is Nelson Mandela?

Go here to see a map of South Africa:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/etc/map.html

Go here to see a photo of the region where Nelson Mandela grew up:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mandela/boy

Site 2: www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/explore/southern/southern_overview.html

6. Where is South Africa?

7. Who lives in South Africa?

8. How has the presence of gold and diamonds shaped the modern history of South Africa?

9. What is South Africa’s biggest problem today?

Site 3: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

10. Who were the two European groups to settle in South Africa?

11. Who are Afrikaners?

12. What is apartheid? When did it end?

13. What intensified the suppression of native tribes in Africa?

Site 4: www.un.org/wcm/content/site/chronicle/cache/bypass/lang/en/home/archive/issues2007/thesolidarityofpeoples/thestruggleagainstapartheid?ctnscroll_articleContainerList=1_0&ctnlistpagination_articleContainerList=true

14. When did apartheid officially begin?

15. What happened in 1960?

16. What was the United Nation’s stance on apartheid?

17. Go here to view some of the photographs and a timeline. Describe one image or explain one law relating to apartheid in South Africa:

www.unmultimedia.org/photo/detail.jsp?Key=0&query=subject:Apartheid&lang=

Site 5: http://www.overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/multimedia.php?id=65-259-7

18. What were the Bantustans?

Go here to see a man holding his passbook:

http://overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/image.php?id=65-254-2

Go here to see a “homeland”:



http://overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/image.php?id=65-254-1A

After completing this webquest, please answer the following question in a well-constructed, thought-through paragraph (using evidence/examples to explain your thoughts)…

What short-term AND long-term impacts did apartheid have on South Africa?

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