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A timeline about some of the South African history.
Created by ahenningsen
on Sep 2, 2010
Last updated: 09/23/10 at 01:18 AM
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Nelson Mandela was chosen to be the president of South Africa.
The first multi-racial elections brought to an end to apartheid. The black majority rule was then introduced.
The election also brought Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress to power, and all this happened in the year of 1994.
Nelson Mandela was released in 1990 after 27 years in prison.
President F.W. de Klerk began to dismantle the legislation of apartheid in 1990.
It was in 1961 that South Africa became an independent republic.
Apartheid was introduced in South Africa in 1949 and continued until 1990. Apartheid is a policy of ethnic segregations.
The Boers was defeated, and South Africa became a British Colony in 1910.
The discovery of diamonds and later gold lead to the Boer War. The Boers and the British fought for the control of the South African mineral wealth.
In 1820s the Dutch and British claimed land in the north and east of the country. Then the differente conflicts arose between the native Xhosa and Zulu, and the Europeans.
Cape Town in South Africa became a British colony in 1806.