By: Anna Hayden and Jessica Quay
Laws and rights:
Government and leaders:
In South Africa during the Apartheid, P.W. Botha was President. When Nelson Mandela started to change peoples views on the apartheid he was in jail at Robben Island, the most notorious jail in South Africa. He spent 26 years there. Mandela was apart of the ANC which was a group trying to get rid of racial segregation. Even when he was in jail his wife 'Winnie' continued to be a big part of the ANC. When people started commanding Mandela release, the government had little to no chose to comply. Mandela went on to form the first multi-racial government in South Africa, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and became the first popularly elected President.