Apartheid and Influx Control Strategy in the 1950s

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198273349
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684036 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in African Affairs

Apartheid and Influx Control Strategy in the 1950s

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The Nationalist Party took office in 1948 with attention focused squarely on the attendant dilemmas and dangers of African urbanisation. Throughout the 1950s, the prospect of reconciling economic integration and political segregation remained a source of division and controversy within the Nationalist ranks. This chapter discusses the Native Affairs Department's conception of Apartheid which emerged within the design of state policy during the 1950s, and then it explains the influx control strategy which issued from it.

Keywords: Nationalist Party; African urbanisation; economic integration; political segregation; Native Affairs Department; Apartheid; influx control strategy

Chapter.  11267 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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