South Africa

Republic of South Africa
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. The Union of South Africa was formed in 1910 and comprised the former self-governing British colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The Union became a republic on 31 May 1961, and embarked on a formal policy of political and social racial segregation (apartheid).


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Further Reading

  1. Beinart, W., Twentieth Century South Africa. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
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  6. Hough, M. and Du Plessis, A., (eds.) Selected Documents and Commentaries on Negotiations and Constitutional Development in the RSA, 1989–1994. Pretoria Univ., 1994Google Scholar
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  9. Meredith, M., South Africa’s New Era: the 1994 Election. London, 1994Google Scholar
  10. Mostert, N., Frontiers: the Epic of South Africa’s Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People. London, 1992Google Scholar
  11. Nattrass, N. and Ardington, E. (eds.), The Political Economy of South Africa. Cape Town and OUP, 1990Google Scholar
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  13. Riley, E., Major Political Events in South Africa, 1948–1990. Oxford, 1991Google Scholar
  14. Taylor, R., South Africa: an Introduction. Hemel Hempstead, 1993CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Thompson, L., A History of South Africa. 2nd ed. Yale Univ. Press, 1996Google Scholar
  16. Who’s Who in South African Politics. 5th ed. London, 1995Google Scholar
  17. National statistical office: Central Statistical Service, Private Bag X44, Pretoria 0001.Google Scholar

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  • Brian Hunter

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