Ending of Apartheid in South Africa

Ending of Apartheid in South Africa

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  • Date Submitted: 01/16/2014 6:36 AM
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Ending Of Apartheid In South A

There were many factors which contributed to the ending of apartheid. After years of segregation and oppression of blacks, many different chronological events put together led to an eventual reform in South Africa of equality and democracy for everybody.
However, the factor which I think played the most important part in the ending of apartheid was releasing ANC leader Nelson Mandela in 1990

Apartheid is the political policy of racial segregation. In Afrikaans, it
means apartness, and it was pioneered in 1948 by the South African National
Party when it came to power.
Not only did apartheid seperate whites from non-whites, it also segregated
the Blacks (Africans) from the Coloureds (Indians, Asians).
All things such as jobs, schools, railway stations, beaches, park benches,
public toilets and even parliament.

Every person was classifed, just like an animal, as
white, black or coloured.
The system of Apartheid began to deteriorate in the mid to late 1980's. In
1985, mixed marriages were allowed, the Pass laws repealed, and a general
weakening of petty segregation laws regarding parks and beaches.
In 1994, the entire system collapsed after Pres. F.W. de Klerk gave non-
whites to vote. Nelson Mandella was elected tooffice following his prison
release in February 1990.

Apartheid, meaning apartness, in Southern Africa began in 1948 by the National Party lead by Dr. D. F. Malon. The apartheid was created to keep the races as separate as possible. It was unfair to all races of color because it gave the minority the power to set the laws for the majority. The apartheid gave permission far all colored people to be discriminated against. The apartheid dehumanized and took all rights away from coloreds

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