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User currently offlineAirbuzz From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Hi guys, I would like to know the current status of South Africa, about relations between whites and non-whites in politics and in life.

Googling around, I have found plenty of historical documentation about apartheid, but very few of them tell about what is South Africa NOW.

For example, is it common for a white girl to marry a black man?
Or, do "black people" live in the same suburb of "white people"?

Sorry if those are stupid questions!

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User currently onlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6394 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Not stupid questions at all! I haven't been there for years (just before apartheid ended) and even then blacks were moving in to the white suburbs, so I assume it's advanced much further than that now. I remember buses being officially segregated, but that seemed to depend on the bus driver as you'd see the odd black person on a white bus.

I'm sure some of the South African a.netters will give you a much more comprehensive run-down of the situation now, but I'm pretty sure that there is equality across the board. The only barrier to blacks moving to a white area would be an economic one.

Interestingly, it is the only country in the world where I have heard mixed-race people described as "coloured".

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