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53 years ago this Wednesday, Britain started the process of returning the Simonstown military base to South African control.

This is the sort of country it was returned to then.....
4/7/1955. Britain said it would return the Simonstown military base to South Africa by 31/3/1957, whilst retaining the rights to use the base.
1954, Dr Voerword, who in 1950 had become Minister of Native Affairs, began introducing further discriminatory apartheid legislation. He enacted the Native Resettlement Act, empowering the White government to remove Black settlements that were deemend to be too close to White areas. It was bulldozed and the area redeveloped as a White district. The first Black settlement moved under this legislation was Sophiatown, in the centre of Johannesburg. Trades Unions in South Africa were ordered to segregate into Black and White sections, to end joint bargaining by workers of different races. He also introduced the Bantu Education Act, taking the education of Africans out of the hands of church missionaries who Verwoerd found too liberal.
More details of Apartheid and its eventual downfall at
http://fooddeserts.org/images/000SouthAfrica.htm

Dr Hillary J. Shaw
Director and Senior Research Consultant
Shaw Food Solutions
Newport
Shropshire
TF10 8QE
www.fooddeserts.org



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