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By A.J Christopher

The hot version of the atlas (first released because the Atlas of Apartheid) provides a entire advent and unique research of the spatial influence of apartheid in South Africa. It covers the interval of the nationwide occasion executive of 1948 to 1994, and emphasises the adjustments and the continued legacy this provides to South Africans firstly of the twenty first century. The Atlas makes the original contribution of featuring the coverage and its effect in visible, spatial varieties by means of together with over 70 maps, a hugely applicable technique due to the fact that apartheid was once concerning the keep watch over of area and particular areas.

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The standard topographic maps depicted magisterial district boundaries and they were therefore prominent in the cartographic presentation of state policies. In contrast, municipal boundaries did not appear on the national map series, as they were subject to frequent change. 1 Magisterial districts and provinces, 1951 Source: After South Africa (1955) Population Census 1951, Pretoria: Government Printer Administering apartheid 51 districts makes the comparison of statistics remarkably difficult at anything other than national level.

Indeed a strong unifying political thread from the nineteenth century, in all parts of the country, had been the provision of separate urban locations or townships for the indigenous population, where social separation was reinforced by physical separation. G. Browett (1976) ‘The application of a spatial model to South Africa’s development regions’, South African Geographical Journal 58: 118–29 THE POLITICAL DISPENSATION The political development of South Africa prior to 1948 was complex. The Cape Colony was administered by the Dutch and later the British until 1910, although self-government was introduced in 1853.

Provision was also made for the prevention of other means of independent African access to land, through squatting, leasing, share-cropping or labour tenancy. The latter provision was resisted in many parts of the country by White landowners as they envisaged the system as the only means of overcoming a perceived dearth of labour. However, measures directed against share-cropping and labour tenancy agreements were locally enforced, resulting in the initiation of the major resettlements associated with the removal of all Africans not directly dependent upon White employers (van Onselen 1996).

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