‘The most frightening part of being a South African’: How I managed to survive the South Africa war zone
In this article by Daniel Langdon, Daniel Langford, Daniel M. Smith and John D. O’Brien, we look at the devastating impact of the South African war on the lives of South Africans.
South Africa, in the late 19th century, was a world-beating nation, thanks in part to its colonial history.
The South African government in Johannesburg was one of the most prosperous and technologically advanced in the world.
Yet in the aftermath of the war, in 1919, South Africa became one of only two countries in the hemisphere without a functioning central government.
It was a brutal time, and in the last months of the 19th Century, the population of South Africa grew by about 70 percent.
By 1919, the country had more than 10 million people living in overcrowded slums.
The population of Johannesburg itself had swelled to over 20 million, which, along with the many other areas of the country, had been devastated by the war.
In 1919, Johannesburg had more then a quarter of a million inhabitants living in “dignified” slums (a term used to describe slums in which the population had shrunk to less than 10 percent of the population).
In many of these slums, the number of people who were poor had risen by 60 percent or more.
In some of these areas, more than 90 percent of people were illiterate.
The country was also home to an enormous number of forced laborers, many of them children who had been taken to the countryside to work on sugar plantations.
The effects of the conflict on the poor were felt across the country.
People who were not poor were living in extreme poverty and in some cases were living with nothing.
The famine in Johannesberg was particularly devastating, and many children died.
In one slum, for example, two-thirds of the children were malnourished and one-third of the adults were severely malnoured.
Many of the people in the slums died of starvation.
Many were killed in the ensuing years.
The poor lived in an environment of complete isolation, which was also extremely violent.
The first of the great famines occurred in 1920.
This time, the South Africans were hungry.
They ate nothing.
People were killed and their houses burned down.
The city of Cape Town experienced its first famine in 1921.
There, more people died than died in the Great Famine of 1918-1919.
The war continued, and the situation in the country became even more dire.
South Africans had a terrible time of it.
In the summer of 1921, over 1,000 people were killed by the police, who were responding to a disturbance.
The number of deaths in the first two years of the famine was more than two times that of the Great War.
In terms of the total number of victims, there were 1.3 million deaths during the Great Hunger, compared with 2.2 million in the First World War.
This led to the death toll for the famine being much higher than the Great Wars.
But the impact on the population and on the economy of the period was enormous.
In South Africa in 1920, the annual income per capita was about $3,200.
By 1921, that figure was $5,400.
This means that, in terms of absolute numbers, South Africans received more than $30,000 in income per person during the first year of the crisis.
By the end of 1921 and the beginning of 1922, the poverty rate had risen to a staggering 27.5 percent.
The total income of the entire population of the world was about 10.5 trillion South African rand ($1.6 trillion).
The famine caused an unprecedented increase in unemployment.
By October of 1921 alone, there was a 25 percent increase in the unemployment rate, with another 22.8 percent of those people employed.
The poverty rate was even higher during this period, as there was no money to feed the population.
The people who did survive the famine were mostly farmers.
These were the people who had traditionally worked in the sugar plantations, which were in the countryside and were in desperate need of work.
In fact, in order to feed themselves, the people would have to cut down trees and burn down crops.
In a situation like this, it was easy to imagine a situation in which large numbers of people, who had nothing to eat, would be starving in their homes.
This was also the situation that existed during the second and third world famines of the 1930s and 1940s.
There were massive food shortages during these periods.
Farmers were very concerned that, if food prices rose, people would starve.
And, if prices fell, they would also starve.
In those two famines, the most dramatic effect was the impact of starvation on the entire country.
The consequences of this famine were particularly dire for the children.
The children of the poorest families were particularly vulnerable to hunger, and