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Timeline of South African Apartheid

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Timeline of South African Apartheid 1841 DavidLivingstone went to Africa to preach the gospel, he was convincedthat only British government was strong enough to end the slavetrade. 1869 French built a canal across the Isthmus of the Suez. 1872 In orderto incourage trade and exploration, Henry Stanley toldManchester business leaders. "There are 40 million people beyond theCongo". 1875 Europeans c! ontr olled less than 10 percent of the continent. 1884 & 1885 European countries met in Berlin to lay down rules for the newcompetition for lands in South Africa. ...read more.


1956 Nelson Mandela was charged with high treason and found not guilty. 1959 The parliament passed new laws extending racial segregation bycreating separate bantustans, or homelands, for South Africa's majorblack groups. 1960 Black protests against apartheid reached a pea! k wh en in anincident called sharpeville massacre, police killed 69 people. 1962 Nelson Mandela was arrested & sentenced to life imprisonment 1965 Rhodesia gained its independence. Only whites were represented inthe new government. 1974 Because of apartheid the country was expelled from united nations. ...read more.


1983 The government allows farmers to re-arm, to protect themselvesfrom dissidents. 1984 It is declared that since 1983, dissidents have murdered 120,mutilated 25, raped 47, and committed 284 robberies. 1986 ZIPRA commanders in jail for 4 years are released. 1987 It is announced at a rally in Bulawayo that Unity is imminent. 1988 An Amnesty is announced for all dissidents, and 122 surrender. 1990 The state of Emergency is not renewed. 1990 De Klerk lifted the ban outlawing theAfrican National Congress(ANC). 1990 De Klerk frees Mandela from prison. 1991 Nelson Mandela became President of theANC 1991 International Olympics Committee lifted a 21 year ban barringSouth African athletes from Olympic Games. 1994 Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as President of SouthAfrica. ...read more.

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