The Price of Apartheid

12 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009

Date Written: Spring 1995


The author reflects on the practice of apartheid in South Africa, noting its history as well as its legal dissolution in the elections of 1994. Particulars of the events and negotiations between rival political parties leading up to the 1994 elections are also discussed, as well as thoughts on the interim constitution, and the future of South Africa after these momentous events.

Keywords: South Africa, apartheid, racial discrimination, elections, National Party, racial segregation, F. W. de Klerk, African National Congress, Nelson Mandela

JEL Classification: K19, K49, H89, H19

Suggested Citation

Higginbotham, F. Michael, The Price of Apartheid (Spring 1995). Howard Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 371, 1995, Available at SSRN: or

F. Michael Higginbotham (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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