In South Africa in June 1985, after decades of apartheid, the ban on marriage between people of different ethnic backgrounds was finally lifted.
What is the word for interracial marriage?
Miscegenation (interracial relations)
Are there interracial couples in South Africa?
Dries and Brolin are among a growing number of interracial couples in South Africa, who are trying to assert their rightful place, whether they are gay or straight.
What are pass laws in South Africa?
Pass Laws. The Pass Laws Act of 1952 required black South Africans over the age of 16 to carry a pass book, known as a dompas, everywhere and at all times. The dompas was similar to a passport, but it contained more pages filled with more extensive information than a normal passport.
What is mixed race in South Africa?
Coloureds (Afrikaans: Kleurlinge or Bruinmense, lit. “Brown people”) are a multiracial ethnic group native to Southern Africa who have ancestry from more than one of the various populations inhabiting the region, including Khoisan, Bantu, European, Austronesian, South Asian or East Asian.
Who were the Coloureds in South Africa?
Coloured, formerly Cape Coloured, a person of mixed European (“white”) and African (“black”) or Asian ancestry, as officially defined by the South African government from 1950 to 1991.