History of townships in south africa townships were created in the late 19th century but the peak of its popularity came in the apartheid times a dark page in the south africa history when non white people were forced to leave their houses and move to the special places designated only for certain race groups black people coloureds and indians. The end of apartheid was greatly feared by most white afrikaners in their eyes it posed the potential threat of civil war and the loss of a security blanket once provided by a white government to . And so we got one in the form of a township tour the townships are a result of apartheid as the government moved to segregate different races and establish white only areas of major cities people were moved to the outskirts of town into communities now known as townships. The white nationalist government brought the musically vital era sophiatown to an end they forcibly removed the inhabitants of sophiatown to townships such as soweto outside johannesburg sophiatown was razed and the white suburb of triomf built in its place
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