An interracial couple spoke to IOL’s Mojo team in Johannesburg about their experiences and especially their different cultural backgrounds.
The topic of mixed race relationship or interracial relationships booked a central place in the political discourse of South Africa in 1930. In 1938 two parties (The Purified National Party of D.F Malan and the United Party of Hertzog and Smuts) were set to contest in the elections which revolved around which party was most opposed to mixed race relationships and the policy best equipped to prevent it.
The 1938 saw the National Party banning the interracial intimate relationships in South Africa, in order to maintain its racial boundaries and racial purity.
Today we have thousands of interracial couples in South African, with no law that prohibits them to be together. It is no longer a foreign thing to be in a relationship with someone from another race, it's just so normal as long as there are two souls that love each other.