SEPARATE & NOT EQUAL: education & health
south • africa • fact • sheet 3
by The Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, second half 1984 or 1985?
This report on health and education in South Africa says blacks suffer illness and death from preventable or curable diseases that are the direct result of apartheid, which creates malnutrition, overcrowding, substandard housing, and poor sanitation. The report says a major cause of malnutrition is poverty, which affects nearly all blacks in South Africa, particularly in rural areas. Government-forced relocation of blacks to the bantustans has, in some cases, resulted in more than 300,000 people living on land that can only provide food for 1,000. The report discusses kwashiorkor, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria and typhoid. The education system is regulated by the racist laws of apartheid. • HEALTH • Malnutrition • Widespread disease, no doctors • South Africa: Serious Diseases, 1976 • Doctor-Patient Ratios, 1982 • A question of genocide • EDUCATION • Separate and unequal • Educational Expenditure by Race 1980/81 • Racist lessons
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root