i. African people were divided into white, black, Indian and coloured races.
ii. Apartheid means separation on the basis of race.
iii. Non-whites were not allowed to vote.
iv. The African National Congress led the struggle against apartheid.
v. Through voting in elections people elect leaders to represent them.
vi. Elected representatives take decisions on behalf of the people.
vii. The earlier practice of untouchability is now banned by law.
i. Nelson Mandela fought the apartheid system for several years. True
ii. Religious processions and celebrations can sometimes lead to conflicts. True
iii. In 1984 South Africa became a democratic country. False
iv. In our society there is a general tendency to value and care for the girl child more than the boy child. False
v. The key idea of a democratic government is its commitment to equality and justice. True
Ans. Cauvery River
Ans. Nelson Mandela
Ans. Zulu is Afrikaans language.
Ans. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Ans. Apartheid means separation on the basis of race.
Ans. Hector lived in South Western Township also called Soweto.
Ans. He was non-white and wanted to learn his own language, Zulu.
Ans. The government is responsible for helping to resolve conflicts.
Ans. In 1994 South Africa became a democratic country.
Ans. There are black people who belong to South Africa, whites who came there to settle, and Indians who came as labourers and traders.
Ans. The African National Congress was the party who fought against the system of apartheid in South Africa.
Ans. Hector and other school students were being forced to learn Afrikaans language but they wanted to learn their own language, Zulu.
Ans. One of the key ideas of a democratic government is its commitment to equality and justice. Equality and justice are inseparable.
Ans. People may use violent means to settle their differences. This leads to fear and tension among others living in an area.
Ans. The South African police beat up the protestors mercilessly and shot at the crowd. One of their bullets killed Hector. This was on 30th of April, 1976.
Ans. Society does not value the girl and boy child equally. In our society there is a general tendency to value and care for the boy child more than the girl child.
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