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Last Updated: Friday January 08 2010 16:42 GMT

Ore looks back at apartheid

A railway station sign from the apartheid era

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Newsround is in South Africa to find out about the country's preparations for the 2010 football World Cup.

While Ore was there, he visited other parts of the country too, and found out more about something that used to take place in South Africa, called apartheid.

It was a system that was in brought in by the government in 1948 and meant white people and black lived completely separate lives.

Apartheid forced them to go to different schools and hospitals and use different buses and other types of transport to get around. It only ended in 1994.

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