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Apartheid: The Seperation of Races

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  • ANC Founded

    The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing political party. It Has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994.
  • Nelson Mandela is Born

    Nelson Mandela is Born
    Nelson Mandela is Born
  • The Defiance Campaign Begins

    The ANC decided to implement a national action the following year based on non-cooperation with certain laws considered unjust and discriminatory. public statement on this historic decision stated: All people, irrespective of the national group they belong to and irrespective of the colour of their skin, who have made South Africa their home, are entitled to live a full and free life
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  • The Native Laws Administration Act is passed

    According to the Native Administration Act, 1927the Governor-General of South Africa could "banish a 'native' or 'tribe' from one area to another whenever he deemed this 'expedient or in the general public interest'This Act set up a separate legal system for the administration of African law and made the proclaimed Black areas subject to a separate political regime from the remainder of the country, ultimately subject only to rule by proclamation, not parliament.
  • The Sharpville Massacre

    The Sharpeville Massacre occurred on 21 March 1960, at the police station in the South African township of Sharpeville. After a day of demonstrations, at which a crowd of black protesters far outnumbered the police, the South African police opened fire on the crowd, killing 69 people. Some state that the crowd were peaceful, While others state that the crowd had been hurling stones at the police, and that the shooting started when the crowd started advancing toward the fence of the police statio
  • The Spear of the Nation is founded

  • Nelson Mandela is arrested and sent to prison

    In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to democracy in 1994
  • The Soweto Uprising

    The Soweto Uprising, also known as June 16, was a series of high school student-led protests in South Africa that began on the morning of June 16, 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto, in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. An estimated 20 000 students took part in the protests, and roughly 176 people were killed.
  • The Gleneagles Agreement, which banned South Africa from international sport, is signed

    The Gleneagles Agreement was unanimously approved by the Commonwealth of Nations at a meeting at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland. In 1977, Commonwealth Presidents and Prime Ministers agreed to approved the agreement to discourage racism,The Gleneagles Agreement reinforced their commitment to oppose racism.
  • The ban on the ANC is lifted and Mandela is freed from prison

  • A state of emergency is declared by president Botha

    The State of Emergency gave more power to the police, the military and the president. The government could implement curfews controlling the movement of all people and prevent the media from covering any unrest or entering an area declared as an area of unrest. The state of emergency also gave the president the power to rule by decree without the constraints of the constitution or parliament.
  • The first non-racial elections are held in South Africa

    The South African general election of 1994 was an election held in South Africa to mark the end of apartheid. This election was won by Nelson Mandela
  • The Republic of South Africa is founded

    South Africa is officially a republic with multi ethnicities