Published in May 2017

1913 Native Land Act Forced Many Africans to Work for White Farmers

"South Africa - In 1913, the government passed the Native Land Act which allocated 13% of the land to blacks even though they made up 80% of the population. Africans were forced to leave white owned land moved to reserves which were often small, dry and could not adequately feed them. More men had to seek employment in the mines, white owned farms or industries to pay for taxes. The 1913 Native Land Act forced many Africans to work for white farmers. White landowners were empowered to confiscate cattle that belonged to Africans."