Thirteen Formative Years

APARTHEID Population and policies: There are four main racial groups in South Africa. This is a photograph of a large chart I drew (in pre-Overhead Projector Slide and pre-PowerPoint days!), and which I used in university lectures and public talks that I gave in the early 1970s. The diagram shows that in the 1970 South African census, 70 per cent of the population were black Africans, 17.5 per cent were whites or Europeans (called blankes in Afrikaans), 9.5 per cent were people of mixed race (usually called Coloureds in South Africa), and 3 per cent were Asians (predominantly of Indian origin).