Segregation in South Africa

APARTHEID went on from 1948 to 1996 in South Africa

APARTHIED was a type of segregation in South Africa, Where the europeans were the minority, but still ruled over the black south africans. APARTHEID Is a social policy involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not white. The former political policy of South Africa

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is a south african who kind of lead the protests and other things during apartheid. He grew up in south africa, and lived in a tribe, he left at around 16 and went to school, nobody could pronounce his name so his teacher named him Nelson.


The europeans had all the power, and the black south africans and all other non-whites had it bad. All black employees had a lower salary, separated bathrooms, water fountains, and even separate benches. The non-whites had enough, so they started protesting.

Key Events

Under apartheid, black south africans had everything worse then the whites. Their houses were shacks, most with no electricity, plumbing, and are at or below the poverty line.

All the black south africans were tired of being treated like this in their land, so they started doing PEACEFUL protests, but when the police came, things got violent. Even though the black south africans meant no harm.

Many countries did not like what south africa was doing with apartheid, so they cut off trade and did not let them participate in amy international sporting events.

The ANC was formed in 1950, to protest against apartheid. Led by Nelson Mandela

The Sharpeville massacre triggered the beginning of armed resistance in apartheid. The south african police were condemned worldwide. at least 180 blacks were injured and 69 killed

In 1949 They banned marriages between 2 different races in South Africa.

End of Apartheid

In 1996, The european leaders abandoned apartheid, and gave all people the right to vote, and of course they all voted for Nelson Mandela for president. It has been a fair democracy ever since then.