Black Miners Toil for Low Wages During Apartheid in South Africa Ca. 1980

Black Miners Toil for Low Wages During Apartheid in South Africa Ca. 1980

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During Apartheid, a system of legal segregation practiced in South Africa, black South Africans were forcibly moved to Bantustans-barren, nominally-independent "home lands" - and were required to carry identification papers at all times. The South African economy, based on the extraction of diamonds, chromium, and other precious minerals and metals, it began to falter in the 1970s as the international community withheld investments and issued trade sanctions. In an effort to revive the economy and avoid further sanctions, Prime Minister P. W. Botha instituted gradual measures which allowed more black South Africans to hold skilled positions, though very little of the wealth produced by their labors ever benefited South Africa's black communities.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1980]
Copyright Date: ©1980
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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