By Justin Burke, writer of The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor
1913: Union Parliament passes a law reserving about 7 percent of land for black South Africans.
1923: Separate residential areas for blacks are created. Pass laws are instituted.
1927: Parliament passes a law laying foundation for forced removal of blacks by government decree.
1936: Land law adds a further 6 percent of land for blacks, allocating 13 percent of the land for 73 percent of the people.
1948: National Party comes to power.
1950: Group Areas Act creates separate residential areas for mixed-race, coloured, and Indian minorities.
1951: Tribal authorities set up in the black homelands. Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act passed.
1952: Pass laws are drastically tightened.
1955: Massive forced removals under Group Areas Act begin.
1959: Foundation is laid for nominally independent black homelands.
1960: Massive forced removals of black urban and rural communities begin.
1964 and 1968: Pass laws and migrant-labor system further tightened.
1970: Citizenship law allowed all blacks to be stripped of their South African citizenship as black homelands are granted nominal independence. …