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 Form 3 History and Government Lessons on Colonial Administration

Effects of the land apportionment act on africans

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Effects of the Land Apportionment Act on Africans.
a) Many Africans became migrant labourers, moving to mines, towns and European farms to provide cheap labour since their land was unproductive.
b) Large tracts of African land were alienated and they were confined to only 29 million acres.
c) This exposed Africans to problems like overgrazing that further deteriorated their land.
d) There was widespread poverty among Africans.
e) Africans suffered racial segregation in provision of social services in urban areas.
f) There was disruption of social roles as African men moved to towns and settler farms.