Apartheid in Practice: Education in South Africa

Apartheid in Practice: Education in South Africa

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by Anti-Apartheid Movement,David King
London, United Kingdom
Publisher: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United Kingdom
Language: English
The government spends 30 times more on the education of a white child then on an African child. Only 6% of African pupils are in secondary schools compared with nearly one third of white pupils. In white schools there are 20 pupils per teacher-in African schools, there are 58. 89% of university students are white. For whites, education is free and compulsory while African must pay school fees, buy text books, etc. Education in South Africa is segregated by race. Education for Africans is not only inferior, but through the 'Bantu Education Act' it is designed to maintain Africans in a position of permanent inferiority. One half of the African population has no schooling.
Size: 64x45 cm. This item was digitized by the International Institute of Social History in the Netherlands, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives Committee.
Collection: International Institute of Social History