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South Africa: 1945-2011

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
National party small square National Party elected The National Party; an extermist group made up of racially predjudice Afrikainers, was elected to parliament. This lead to the onset of many apartied laws that segregated and prevented other South African people from having fair human rights
1177669 small square The Population Registration Act The Population Registration Act was set in order to control and further segregate different racial groups. These laws included the ban on interraccial marriage and didn't allow for non-Afrikainers to vote. IT classified every South African into a racial group and lead to the Supression of Communism Act (1950); and the Indemnity Act (1961) which allowed police officers to use violence against protesters.
Nelson mandela small square Nelson Mandela is arrested Nelson Mandela a powerful pro-liberation leader in the ANC (African National Congress) is arrested along with others for their acts supporting racial equality and their participation in the Sharpeville Masacre
Timeline small square South Africa becomes independent The Republic of South Africa Constitution Act is registered through the nation, making it an independent country from Britiain's prior rule. This act also serves as South Africa's constitution for many years.
137029 004 c44c8c02 small square Sharpeville Massacre n the town of sharpeville, police open fired on a large group of proteters, who wanted to end segreagation in South Africa. This event ended with the murder or wounding of many ppeople and the capture of many anti-racism leaders. Additionally it lead to the ban on the ANC as well as the PACI (Pan-Africanist Congress)
Imagescapvmnxh small square Soweto Protest On June 16th thousands of African grade school children living near Johannesberg protested against being taught Arikainer language's in school. The police opened fire on the kids, and lead to an immense amount of protests.
Imagescaw0n8ve small square UN creates embargo With the horrible aparthied rules in place, the UN voted on an embargo of arms to South Africa; from this they hoped they could limit the amount of violence from the police during protests. This embargo as well as many other foreign trade withdrawals negatively effects South Africa's economy
Imagesca1q2u9v small square The begining of the end of aparthied F.W. de Klerk who took over as being President of the National Party in 1989, releases Mandela and other pro-liberation leaders from prison. He then continues to work along side Nelson Mandela as they lift the ban on the PAC and ANC and phase aparheid laws out of South Africa
 40088821 sa3 ap small square Freedom Day Freedom Day was established in South Africa to remember and celebrate the rememberance of the first non-apartied elections held. This day is a national holiday celebrated each year in South Africa.
Imagesca9besrh small square Government creates 5-year plan After the 1994 elections, the new governement in Africa was able to create a 5-year economic advancement plan. It was called GEAR; Growth, Employment, and Redistribution. GEAR helped in the allowance of more privatlely owned busniesses and laid the groundwork for many further econoic advancements.
2010 s a 04 small square Mandela becomes president After winning 2/3 of the majority the ANC party establish's Mandela as president of South Africa, just shortly after he and F.W. de Klerk had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
South%20africa%20benefits%20from%20world%20cup 1809 800072574 0 0 7057736 300 small square The World Cup South AFrica becomes the first African nation to host the soccer world cup. The event not only helps repair Afric'a tarnished aparthied reputation but also brings in masss amounts of tourists which improves the economy by a great amount.