ending the south african apartheid

  • Adoption of the Freedom Charter

    Thousands of people sent in their demands of the kind of South Africa they wished to live in. Ten thousands volunteers collected 100,000 signitures for the charter.
  • Women's March against the Pass Law

    20,000 women of all races marched to Pretoris's union bulding to present a petition against the carrying of passes by women. The march was orgainized by the Federation of South African Women (FSAW)
  • The Sharpville massacre

    South African police opened fire on a crowd of black protesters, that outnumbered the police. Sixty nine people were killed. The crowd was gathered at the police station to offer themselves up for arrest for not carrying their pass books.
  • Nelson Mandela arrested

    Nelson was arrested with With Cecil Williams. Nelson was charged with inciting worker strikes and leaveing the country without permission.
  • The Durban Strike

    Sixteen thousand workers went on strike demanding higher wages and beter working conditions.
  • The student uprising in Soweto

    About 20,000 students from schools in Soweto to protest of the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools.
  • The killing of Steven Biko

    Steven was arrested on august 18 1977. while in prison he was tortured and beaten. He suffered a head injury that put him in a coma. He was transfered to Pretoria, he died shortly after ariving.
  • The release of Nelson Mandela from prison

    After his release he gave a speach declaring his commitment to peace and reconiliation with the white minority, but also made it clear that the ANC's struggle was not over.
  • The first democratic election

    The election was held to mark the end of the apartheid. Nelson Mandela won the elction.
  • Presentation of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission th President Mandela

    Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) invited people, who were victoms of groose human rights violations, to give staements about their experiences, some were selected for public hearings.