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 Form 4 History and Government Paper 2 Exam Questions and Answers Set 2

Explain the consequences of the apportionment act on Africans in southern Rhodesia.

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-Most Africans were forced to be migrant labourers as they were given little and productive land.
-The act resulted in alienation of African land whereby African areas suffered from serious overgrazing and soil erosion.
-Social roles were disrupted in reserves leaving the women to do jobs formerly done by men.
-In urban areas, there was racial segregation in the provision of services, with Africans getting the worst facilities.
-Politically, expropriation of land became the most serious grievance held by the African population.
-Many taxes were imposed on the Africans in order to compel them to provide labour to the Europeans.